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Black Bee

Observed: 18th April 2010 By: markstruttonmarkstrutton’s reputation in Invertebratesmarkstrutton’s reputation in Invertebrates
Melecta Albifrons lateral 001
Melecta Albifrons dorsal 001
Description:

Large black bee, 15mm, hairy thorax, white spots on legs and side of abdomen.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Melecta albifrons interacts

Comments

Matt Smith's picture

Slow moving?

Just because a bee is "slow moving" does not mean it is or is not a cuckoo bee species. It was probably a little cold, cuckoo bee species can move just as fast as other bee species if the temperatures are favorable.

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Martin Harvey's picture

male

This one is a male, a good comparison with the female at:
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/25490

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