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Bee spp?

Observed: 18th April 2013 By: kathrynasmith
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chrisbrooks's picture

Nice find

I have never seen one.

stevegregory's picture

Oh my.......

Been looking for one of those for years!

Martin Harvey's picture

good record

That's a good record: it's the first time Dotted Bee-fly has been reported from your 10km square, and only the fourth time it's been reported from Oxfordshire as a whole - and the previous Oxon records were from before 1969!

Dotted Bee-fly seems to be having a good year, and was recently reported from Buckinghamshire for the first time as well. Maybe a result of the really hot weather in March 2012 allowing them to breed successfully last year?

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