Small solitary bee on a leaf

Small solitary bee on a leaf

Observation - Small solitary bee on a leaf - UK and Ireland. Description: I recently saw this small bee which appeared to be feeding on the surface of a leaf. I obtained some images of its mouthparts. The first and the composite of two shown are from one side (left) and the third is from the other (right). The fourth (i.e. the

I recently saw this small bee which appeared to be feeding on the surface of a leaf. I obtained some images of its mouthparts. The first and the composite of two shown are from one side (left) and the third is from the other (right). The fourth (i.e. the larger composite illustration) is of a succession of eight images from the right hand side.