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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

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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Melecta albifrons interacts


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


This one is a male, a good comparison with the female at:

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