Sunday, 19 June 2016

Early-mining Bee

The Early-mining Bee is found throughout Britain in a wide range of habitats with suitable soil for which they can excavate their nest holes. They can be seen between March and June. The females are 8-11mm in length, with the males being a lot smaller in size. The male's hairs are also lighter in colour, being grey and sometimes even white. All the photos below are females.

All photos were taken at Oaken Wood, Surrey B.C. butterfly reserve.

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