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Lassioglossum species and attacking wasp
Observed: 1st August 2013 By: Ginann
Added: 3rd August 2013
I think the bee I was looking at, and taking photos of, was a possbile Lassioglossum species. A wasp swooped in and subdued it in a few seconds, before flying off with it. I would like to narrow down the possible Lassioglossum spceies, if that is what it is, please. But the attacking wasp (I assume wasp) has a particularly colourful side to its abdomen that I can't match in ID guides. It was the hottest day of the year with an air mass up from the continent south of us. Could it be a non-native wasp?