Sunday, 14 August 2016

August; Some solitary bees seen within the last few weeks.

Anthophora furcata (Fork-tailed Flower Bee) at Brockholes.
These appeared to be solely foraging on Marsh Woundwort, their long tongues enabling them to penetrate deep into the flowers. Only females. were seen on the woundwort although males had been recorded earlier on bramble.

At Middleton near Heysham, Grey-banded Mining Bee (Andrena denticulata) showed a preference for yellow  composites.

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