White bee

White bee

Observation - White bee. Description: Hairy bee, 10-15mm long with broad body. Sparse white hair on brown thorax. Dense white hair on abdomen. White furry face. Very long black hairs on front tarsi. White fur on rear tibia - no pollen baskets. Legs otherwise black. Clear wings, with 2 sub

Hairy bee, 10-15mm long with broad body. Sparse white hair on brown thorax. Dense white hair on abdomen. White furry face. Very long black hairs on front tarsi. White fur on rear tibia - no pollen baskets. Legs otherwise black. Clear wings, with 2 sub-marginal cells. On stinging nettle. Possible scoop in gaster, but could be artefact of imaging. Flight behaviour quite restless and far-ranging, rarely settling.