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Unknown bee

Observed: 15th July 2012 By: ahbahb’s reputation in Invertebratesahb’s reputation in Invertebratesahb’s reputation in Invertebratesahb’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

This bee had a strange habit of raising its abdomen almost vertically as it nectared showing its white underside.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Robin Robbins's picture

Leaf cutter bee

The underside of the abdomen looks like a yellow brush! In our garden, they seem to choose particular plants for leaf cutting. Last year it was enchanter`s nightshade - haven`t seen any cut leaves this year, although they have been using the drilled holes in our insect hotel "Bugingham Palace."