moremoth's picture

Solitary bee.

Observed: 24th April 2013 By: moremothmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebrates
Solitary bee.
Description:

A solitary bee on a Marsh Marigold. Well trodden clay ground with bee holes is nearby.

Identifications
Species interactions

Species with which Andrena (Zonandrena) flavipes interacts

Comments

Nature girl's picture

A. flavipes

I agree that it is likely to be A. flavipes. The other potential is A. gravida, but this is very rare, although you are in the right area for it.

ianbeavis's picture

A flavipes & A gravida

A gravida is distinguished by white hairs on the face (dark in flavipes). Gravida has the hair bands white even when fresh rather than brownish (but fading to whitish) in flavipes.

Nature girl's picture

Thanks for clarifying, Ian.

Thanks for clarifying, Ian.