Bee on wall ivy

Bee on wall ivy

Observation - Bee on wall ivy - UK and Ireland. Description: The bee seemed to cleaning its mouthparts with its legs, or vice versa. The mouth looks rather spade-like – is this normal in certain bees? I think Image 4 is of the same bee, which had been repeatedly landing on the wall and taking off again. A wolf spi

The bee seemed to cleaning its mouthparts with its legs, or vice versa. The mouth looks rather spade-like – is this normal in certain bees?
I think Image 4 is of the same bee, which had been repeatedly landing on the wall and taking off again. A wolf spider had noticed.