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Bee

Observed: 18th May 2013 By: jonmortin
Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
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Description:

Possibly an Osmia but really not sure. Is that pollen on the abdomen?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

stevegregory's picture

Not an Osmia

It appears to have three sub-marginal cells under the stigma (central one smaller than others. Osmia only has two. On the wing that is clearly visible (best to check both) vein BV is gently curved and wing cell D1 is rhomboid so more likely to be an Andrena? And yes, almost certainly pollen on body.

ianbeavis's picture

Possible Andrena nigroaenea

Although detail is too obscured by pollen to be sure, apparent golden pollen baskets on hind legs, lack of abdominal hair bands and overall colour suggest female Andrena nigroaenea.