Red-banded Bee ??

Red-banded Bee ??

Observation - Red-banded Bee ?? - UK and Ireland. Description: I am sure that someone will tell me that Red-banded Wasps collect pollen and if so, this is a first for me. Otherwise it has to be some sort of sort of solitary bee about 10mm to 12mm long. Note the pollen baskets.

I am sure that someone will tell me that Red-banded Wasps collect pollen and if so, this is a first for me. Otherwise it has to be some sort of sort of solitary bee about 10mm to 12mm long. Note the pollen baskets.