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Mining Bee

Observed: 27th September 2012 By: fritmanfritman’s reputation in Invertebratesfritman’s reputation in Invertebratesfritman’s reputation in Invertebrates
Gathering of Mining Bees
Close up of Mining Bee
Description:

Hundreds, if not thousands, of these bees flying low down over a neighbour's allotment( dug over bare ground )making digging/weeding etc difficult.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Ivy Mining Bee (Colletes hederae) interacts

Comments

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Andrena flavipes

Andrenea flavipes is a double brooded species flying in spung and again in mid-summer, so you won't find freshly emerged nesting adults at this time of year. It does have bands for hair on the abdomenal segments, but not this dense or complete. The overall shape is subtly different as well.

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