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Early Mining Bee

Observed: 20th April 2013 By: Kevin Matthews
Early Mining Bee
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Andrena (Trachandrena) haemorrhoa interacts

Comments

chrisbrooks's picture

Andrena

Totally respect Stuarts expert opinion and he is probably right but the reddish tip to the abdomen suggested to me anyway that this was a male Early Mining Bee.

eucera's picture

Andrena

I agree that it appears to have a reddish tip to the abdomen... but unless I am certain of the characters, I am not prepared to give a firm id beyond genus.

Stuart
Chairman BWARS
www.bwars.com

ianbeavis's picture

Andrena haemorrhoa

I added the above ID confirmation before scrolling down to discussion. Certainly in field recording I would regard those 2 features - the golden tip to abdomen and the colour /marking of hind legs as conclusive for haemorrhoa.