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Male Anthophora plumipes?

Observed: 4th July 2012 By: rod williamsrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebrates
Male Hairy-footed Flower Bee (Anthophora plumipes) Feeding on yarrow  Lewisham,London  July 2012
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Mydaea's picture

Males don't collect pollen.

Males don't collect pollen. This looks like a female Colletes, but I would not be certain.

eucera's picture

Female Colletes

Certainly a Colletes. There are several species that are specialists on Asteraceae, including C. daviesanus, C. fodiens, C. similis, (and later in the season), C. halophilus

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Female Colletes

Many thanks. Colletes is new to me. Rod

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