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Bee IMG_0044sml

Observed: 20th May 2012 By: T-boneT-bone’s reputation in InvertebratesT-bone’s reputation in InvertebratesT-bone’s reputation in InvertebratesT-bone’s reputation in Invertebrates
Bee IMG_0044sml

Photographed on a Marigold 20 May 2012 - IMG_0044
Photos 181 and 183 are of a different individual, hopefully the same species, and were taken on 4 June 2012. They have been added to aid identification. The length of the bee (nose to tail) is approx 9-11mm.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


ianbeavis's picture

Or Halictus rubicundus

I suspect this is Halictus rubicundus which looks deceptively like an Andrena in the field. Unfortunately we can't see the ridge on the final segment which would be conclusive.

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Halictus rubicundus

I have taken more photos from different angles of what appears to be the same species on the same plant.
I understand that a characteristic of Halictus rubicundus is that it has clear yellow hind tibia, which appears to be the case in the new photos - though I have no experience of judging such things.
What should I be looking for regarding "the ridge on the final segment"? Can you point to an online resource which might help?
Alternatively,can additional photos be added to an existing observation?


Syrphus's picture


See http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/267343, pic and comment. It is a groove rather than a ridge.



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That groove

Appears to be absent, or is it there, tucked right underneath? - see added photo.