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Solitary bee Osmia aurulenta female ?

Observed: 30th May 2013 By: Stephen BoultonStephen Boulton’s reputation in InvertebratesStephen Boulton’s reputation in InvertebratesStephen Boulton’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Stephen Boulton's picture

A tawny mining bee has a

A tawny mining bee has a denser hair on its abdomen I get them in the garden alot to but this bee is different its abdomen is although colourful its only lightly hairy I was thinking more osmia aurulenta female http://www.bwars.com/index.php?q=category/taxonomic-hierarchy/bee/megach...

kind regards

Stevo

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Thank you Eucera

I do get the Osmia caerulescens in may garden at the same time and they are very very gold i just thought this was different as its more red . Infact it was you who id'd the Osmia C http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/332277?nav=users_observations

Anyway once again thanks you and im learning all the time :)and trying to take better photos from more angles so its easier for id

kind regards

Stevo

moongirl01's picture

Sorry - I realised afterwards

Sorry - I realised afterwards that it wasn't a Tawny Mining Bee!

Stephen Boulton's picture

No worries

I have done the same moongirl01 so no worries

kind regards

Stevo