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Small Black Bee

Observed: 4th July 2012 By: Ed_PEd_P’s reputation in InvertebratesEd_P’s reputation in InvertebratesEd_P’s reputation in Invertebrates
Small Black Bee
Description:

Found wet and clinging to a leaf by its mandibles.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Solitary Bee
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Ed_P's picture

Stelis?

Probably barking up the wrong tree, but it couldn't bee a species of Stelis could it?

ianbeavis's picture

Heriades or Chelostoma

Stelis have a relatively short and broad abdomen, so this appears to be either Chelostoma campanularum or Heriades truncorum. It's hard to be certain but I suspect the latter, as campanularum has a strongly elongated thorax and lacks hair bands on the abdomen (as reported via Twitter)

ianbeavis's picture

Heriades or Chelostoma

Stelis have a relatively short and broad abdomen, so this appears to be either Chelostoma campanularum or Heriades truncorum. It's hard to be certain but I suspect the latter, as campanularum has a strongly elongated thorax and lacks hair bands on the abdomen (as reported via Twitter)

ianbeavis's picture

Heriades or Chelostoma

Stelis have a relatively short and broad abdomen, so this appears to be either Chelostoma campanularum or Heriades truncorum. It's hard to be certain but I suspect the latter, as campanularum has a strongly elongated thorax and lacks hair bands on the abdomen (as reported via Twitter)