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Solitary bee?

Observed: 16th June 2012 By: JMcLeodJMcLeod’s reputation in InvertebratesJMcLeod’s reputation in InvertebratesJMcLeod’s reputation in Invertebrates
solitary bee?
Description:

Two mud filled holes in our box designed for solitary bees. They've been filled in for about a month. Not sure what is hatching there!

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Jonathan's picture

Interesting. Keep us posted!

Interesting. Keep us posted!

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

norwegica's picture

Most likely red mason bees -

Most likely red mason bees - Osmia bicornis (=rufa). Hope you're not expecting them to hatch anytime soon, because if they were filled-in a month ago, the resultant bees wont emerge until next spring.

Ed_P's picture

Red Mason Bees

Yes, I've been watching Red Mason Bees completing nests with mud, in my "Bee Hotel". Look just the same.

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