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Golden ringed dragonfly, but what is it eating?

Observed: 25th August 2013 By: madjanevmadjanev’s reputation in Invertebratesmadjanev’s reputation in Invertebratesmadjanev’s reputation in Invertebrates
Golden ringed 1
Golden ringed 2
Golden ringed 3
Golden ringed 4

A stunning golden ringed dragonfly enjoying its lunch, but can anyone tell me what that lunch is? I'm thinking it looks like one of the solitary bees, but I hope someone on here will be able to add a bit more information. Photo 4 shows a close up of the lunches foot, which looks like a bee to me, but I'm no expert.

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Looks like a male bee Colletes succinctus perhaps

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Thanks Stuart, I thought it might be one of the Colletes bees - that was the nearest match I could find, so it's good to have that confirmed.