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Unidentified bee

Observed: 3rd May 2013 By: di
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Description:

A large,(approx 3cms),hairless bee with very fine black stripes and pale creamy colour.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Not Vespa

Although the markings are completely obscured, we can confidently say that this isn't Vespa crabro (Hornet). The area between the eyes and the back of the head is very broad in Vespa, and in the illustrated specimen, this area is quite narrow

Stuart
Chairman BWARS
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