The larger bee is the one that needs to be identified please
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This and others on Ispot look banded in abdomen - the one I posted today wasn't. Is this a male - Ian if you're watching?
Also, what IS the smaller bee - with amazing long antennae. Not a Eucera is it?
Jamie from Briantspuddle
The smaller bee unfortunately isn't a eucera - I wish it was. It is most likely to be Nomada leucophthalma. Some of the Nomada fabriciana on BWARS have very little in the way of abdomen bands http://www.bwars.com/index.php?q=bee/apidae/nomada-fabriciana
thanks Ryan. I didn't realise leucopthalma were so small. Not seen one to recognise yet.
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