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Unidentified solitary bee

Observed: 23rd August 2013 By: PatrickroperInvertebrates expert
Solitary bee on hardy geranium
Solitary bees on hardy geranium

There were a considerable number of these solitary bees yesterday afternoon on the flowers of the hardy Geranium 'Bob's Blunder', a curious hybrid with bronze pewter leaves. Here it flowers in a pot almost continuously from spring until the frosts and attracts a great variety of insects, though I have not seen these bees before today.

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I dont think form those photos you could id it to the exact bee , plus as I have been told many times some of these bees can only be told apart under a microscope etc



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I can only add that this is a male!

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