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15.05.2012 MB 1 (1)

Observed: 15th May 2012 By: ranon.2011ranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebrates
15.05.2012 MB 1 (1)
Description:

Looks like a Mining Bee, but what are the small round sacks on its back; eggs maybe?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Red Mason Bee (Osmia rufa) interacts

Comments

Syrphus's picture

The bee is Osmia rufa, and

The bee is Osmia rufa, and the 'eggs' are commensal mites, probably Chaetodactylus osmiae.

M.

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