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Mining bee - early June
Observed: 9th June 2013 By: zarfrost
Added: 10th August 2013
I found an adult violet oil beetle here in the spring. As it is associated with mining bees I later looked for holes where I'd found it, and found about 11 over the area of lawn which is a slight slope (south facing). I caught the bee in the photos by putting a glass over a hole, but struggled to get a good photo. Activity ended shortly afterwards. I'd like to learn which species the oil beetle was associated with if possible.