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Possibly Halictus bees

Observed: 10th April 2010 By: ianboyd

Walking a fantastic ex-arable greensand field in Newchurch looking for inverts, found loads of bee diggings and particularly clusters of mounds/holes in the bare ground of the paths. The tiny bees were maybe 7mm; i thought they might be Halictus of some kind.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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mining bees

What a great thing to see, always impressive to find wildlife in such good numbers. I'm afraid I can't be sure of the type of bee, the photos aren't quite sharp enough. In my experience the very similar genus Lasioglossum is encountered more often that Halictus, but I can't be certain which you have here. There are some small black bees in genus Andrena as well.

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