PaulChallinor's picture

Possible Andrena sp -ID help would be appreciated

Observed: 7th September 2012 By: PaulChallinorPaulChallinor’s reputation in InvertebratesPaulChallinor’s reputation in InvertebratesPaulChallinor’s reputation in InvertebratesPaulChallinor’s reputation in Invertebrates
Photo 07-09-2012 18 01 30
Photo 07-09-2012 18 05 34
Description:

Struggling with this one. Originally thought it was a florm of hoverfly, but the waist does not fit.Following research on the BWARS site it seems to point toward a specimen of Andrena sp, possibly Adrena fuscipes, but there is not much heather within the neighbourhood. But I am really unsure as there a number of other possibilities.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) interacts

Comments

PaulChallinor's picture

Thanks for the correction

I can see what you mean by the ID points you have given, and it emphasises that there can be some variation form a 'typical'

DavidNotton's picture

variation

yes honey bee workers vary quite a lot in colour, some have the base of the gaster almost all orange-brown, in others the gaster is almost largely dark