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Bee on Clematis

Observed: 25th May 2013 By: scarpermacscarpermac’s reputation in Invertebratesscarpermac’s reputation in Invertebratesscarpermac’s reputation in Invertebratesscarpermac’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Red Mason Bee (Osmia bicornis) interacts

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Red Mason Bee? - chrisbrooks

Thanks Chris - I can see the similarity to an observation I made just a couple of weeks ago but this bee was something like twice the size, is that because it's a female?

Feel free to look at my ongoing (hopefully improving) collection of pictures on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46256910@N00/

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Yes

The female is noticeably bigger.

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female

Wow. That's quite something. Thankyou

Feel free to look at my ongoing (hopefully improving) collection of pictures on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46256910@N00/

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Size

Have a look at the attached link, there is an image that shows the size difference.

http://hymettus.org.uk/downloads/Info_sheets_2010/Osmia_rufa_infosheet.pdf