Thanks Alan-I have looked at a couple of other pictures I took and they do show lightish brown bands on the abdomen and the tarsus is black.So helpful knowing which details to look for.
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, "Alan Phillips" <norwegica@. ..> wrote:
> The first looks like it could be Andrena bicolor to me (black tarsus rather than orange (usually) on clarkella). The abdomen also looks like it has faint brownish bands which also fits with bicolor (& nigroaenea).
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, "threadspider" <jennet1@> wrote:
> > Hi all-I have just
started recording the bee species in my Wiltshire garden-rank amateur, I'm afraid. I uploaded an album-Wiltshire Garden Bees-with 2 small species. Anyone help me id them? I think the first is a mining bee. The other 3 are photos of the same individual, about 1 cm long, feeding on early tulip.
> > Haven't worked out how to link to albums yet-this is the URL
> > http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/bwars/ photos/album/ 1792104200/ pic/list? mode=tn&order= ordinal&start= 1&count=20& dir=asc