Hi Don Thanks for your help anyway Louise ... likely - I was too eager to be helpful (there is a saying about doing something in haste and repenting atMessage 1 of 12 , Feb 29, 2008View SourceHi Don
Thanks for your help anyway
--- In email@example.com, sten55@... wrote:
> Yes, much as I hate to admit it, P.sexpunctatus does look more
likely - I was too eager to be helpful (there is a saying about doing
something in haste and repenting at leisure?).
Thanks Nigel Regards Louise ... think ... literature ... male ... that ... the ... the ... webs ... as stored ... this ... times ... theMessage 1 of 12 , Mar 3, 2008View SourceThanks Nigel
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "andrenaosmia" <npatjones@...> wrote:
> This will do the trick:
> Else, G.(1999). Identification - Leafcutter Bees. British Wildlife,
> Vol 10, Number 6. pp 388 - 393.
> Contains a key to all eight species of British Megachile species.
> -- In email@example.com, "louisehislop51" <louisehislop@>
> > Hi Nigel,
> > Thanks for your reply about my bees.
> > With reference to the Megachile photos, do you mean that you
> > this could be M. centuncularis, or just that it is definatley a
> > Megachile? Could you point me in the direction of some
> > this - keys or descriptions to seperate the different species of
> > Megachile?
> > I have already studied the bwars photos and found them very
> > but there are not enough of them for some sp. - some have only
> > or female but not both, for example. Sorry - that's not a
> > just a desire for more!
> > (the photo of A. haemorrhoa is a very dark one; the other ones I
> > look lighter on the wings etc, though they are not as clear 'all
> > over', which is why I sent that one in).
> > Thanks again
> > Louise
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "andrenaosmia" <npatjones@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi Louise,
> > > Yes, you are certainly on the right track. Your mating Osmias
> > > like O caerulescens. The female certainly looks right. Note
> > the
> > > males of O caerulescens and O leaiana are not possible to
> > distinguish
> > > in a photo. The Megachile females certainly look okay - the
> > > orangey-yellow scopa on the underside of the abdomen is very
> > > characteristic. I am not sure about the A haemorrhoa. Your bee
> > seems
> > > to have very dark wings and quite grey hairs. It could be A
> > > haemorrhoa, but it does not look quite right to me.
> > >
> > > Do take a look at the photos in the BWARS gallery at
> > > to familiarise yourself with these bees. You do seem to be on
> > > right track though, so well done.
> > >
> > > Nigel Jones - BWARS website manager
> > >
> > > --- In email@example.com, sten55@ wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Hi Louise
> > > > I can't help with the bees but your beetle is Ptinus fur,
> > otherwise
> > > known as the 'White-marked spider beetle'. It is a member of
> > > Ptinidae, most species of which live in birds nest, spiders
> > etc.
> > > There are a few species that tend to be found indoors
> > > products pests', and this one of those. Two of the genera in
> > > family are just anagrams of Ptinus - Niptus and Tipnus. Niptus
> > > hololeucus is a common species and I have taken it several
> > > buildings. There are many 'alien' and cosmopolitan species in
> > > Ptinidae. Your beetles are probably overwintering and or living
> > > detritus.
> > > > Don
> > > >
> > >