Gooden's Nomad Bee

Gooden's Nomad Bee

Observation - Gooden's Nomad Bee - UK and Ireland. Description: These are known as Cuckoo bees, and they are Clepto-parasites. A clepto-parasite steals food (pollen) from the nests of Mining Bees and sometimes lays its egg in the host's nest, just like a Cuckoo bird. The mining bees then raise the cuckoo bee as their

These are known as Cuckoo bees, and they are Clepto-parasites. A clepto-parasite steals food (pollen) from the nests of Mining Bees and sometimes lays its egg in the host's nest, just like a Cuckoo bird. The mining bees then raise the cuckoo bee as their own

As you can see here , they also feed on flowers like normal bees