Mining bee

Mining bee

Observation - Mining bee. Description: I haven't seen a mining bee like this one before. Is there a species which has so much white on it or is this individual unusually coloured? I don't think it can be old as it's so near the beginning of Spring! The last photo shows a smaller bee which t

I haven't seen a mining bee like this one before. Is there a species which has so much white on it or is this individual unusually coloured? I don't think it can be old as it's so near the beginning of Spring! The last photo shows a smaller bee which the white-striped one was fighting with!