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Tiny bee feeding on lavender

Observed: 16th August 2012 By: rod williamsrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebrates
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GrizzledBadger's picture

Anthophora is surely a spring

Anthophora is surely a spring bee, this photo was taken in mid August; too late for Anthophora, unless its a 2nd brood.

Brock

Mydaea's picture

No-one said it was A.

No-one said it was A. plumipes. There are 4 others in the genus.

GrizzledBadger's picture

Thank you.

Thank you.

Brock

eucera's picture

Summer Anthophora

There are 3 species of Anthophora active in the summer. A. furcata is dark with a red tail (clearly not that species). That leaves Anthophora quadrimaculata and A. bimaculata. This could be either but I suspect it is the former.

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Colletes or Anthophora

A small bee proving problematical. I think I'll post a second image of the same bee seen from a different angle - also one of what I had taken to be A plumipes in a different setting earlier in the year.

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