Bury Wildlife

Bees

Early Mining Bee - Andrena haemorrhoa Around nesting sites such as gardens, playgrounds, sports fields, paths and the sides of roads. Spring. Solitary and in groups. Common

 

grey mining bee andrena cineraria

 

Tawny Mining Bee - Andrena fulva

Each female has her own nest. The nest tunnel shaft 8 to 12 in with several brood cells branching off it. The female fills these cells with a mixture of nectar and pollen, on which she lays one egg in each cell. The larva hatches within a few days, grows quickly and pupates within a few weeks.

 

Unknown mining bee

 

Andrena clarkella cuckoo bee found with Nomada leucophthalma

 

Nomada leucophthalma Cuckoo bee This is a large cuckoo bee (12 mm) similar in appearance to Nomada flava but has dark red, orange-tipped antennae (instead of just orange in the case of Nomada flava). It has a red band at the front of the abdomen and two red spots on the thorax. It parasites Andrena clarkella

 

Marsham's Nomad Bee - Nomada marshamella The adults are free-living and feed on nectar; the larvae consume the pollen provision of the host bee (Andrena sp).

Early Bumblebee - Bombus pratorum Seen May tail should be oange but age makes it go lighter so tentative common

 

Red-Tailed Bumblebee - Bombus lapidarius common spreading north nests under stones.

 

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee - Bombus terrestris Nests in ground common in UK

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee - Bombus terrestris

Nests in ground common in UK

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