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Unidentified bee

Observed: 9th May 2012 By: SWSEIC
Dumfries and Galloway Environmental Resources Cent
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Unidenitified bee 1
Unidenitified bee 2
P1000760
Description:

Recorded by James Vaughan.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Early Mining-bee (Andrena haemorrhoa) interacts

Comments

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Identification

Thanks Murdo

I'd suggested to James it could well be one of the mining bees, but my bee knoweldge doesn't stretch too far!

Mark Pollitt
SWSEIC

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Male A haemorrhoa

They're definitely male Andrena, and - though the details aren't at all clear - I'm inclined to agree with A haemorrhoa. Male haemorrhoa share (though less obviously) the distinctively golden tail of the female, and have clear orange hind tibiae (often with a definite black mark midway). In a case like this it would be all easy to see in the field if you just picked them out of the flower.

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Male A haemorrhoa

They're definitely male Andrena, and - though the details aren't at all clear - I'm inclined to agree with A haemorrhoa. Male haemorrhoa share (though less obviously) the distinctively golden tail of the female, and have clear orange hind tibiae (often with a definite black mark midway). In a case like this it would be all easy to see in the field if you just picked them out of the flower.