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Andrena cineraria (added via Android)

Observed: 2nd June 2013 By: cutewisebeecutewisebee’s reputation in Invertebratescutewisebee’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Any ideas what the tiny orange worm-like creatures are on this Andrena cineraria?

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Oil Beetle larvae

The orange creatures on the bee appear to be oil beetle triungulin larvae, there was anothere recent observation of the same sort of thing in http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/332809?nav=search

Perhaps worth posting a second observation for these, or doing an "association" between the two.

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Triungulins

Thanks for your comment. I did have my suspicions that they were oil beetle triungulins.

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