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Cuckoo Bee

Observed: 21st June 2013 By: Mike RussellMike Russell’s reputation in InvertebratesMike Russell’s reputation in Invertebrates

Rather like a Bumble Bee, but more slender and did not seem to match any description or illustration of a Bumble Bee

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which type of cuckoo bee (Melecta Albifrons) interacts


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Hi Mike

Hi Mike I would be surprised if it wasnt a Melecta Albifrons I get these in my garden. I also get several colour variations from all black to black and beige to black and grey :)

heres a photo of one like yours from my garden http://beekeepersgarden.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/cuckoo-bee-melecta-albi...