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ID help please I think this is a male andrena nigroaenea, please could anyone confirm? Thanks Jo Sent from my iPhone
Jo Collins
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Re: Wood eating bee Could be attracted to, and attempting to imbibe, the sugars in the plant sap that rises from wounds to the bark/underlying tissues? ... Clive Betts Learning
Betts, Clive
Apr 16
Wood eating bee I'm planting (with the farmers permission) a few native trees in the field behind my back fence (It's so boggy the farmer keeps having to have his tractors
Apr 16
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Re: Osmia Rufa So if you posted pictures of your bee on iSpot on 10 April, and got an Id of Andrena nigroaenea on 11April, I'm just wondering why you felt you needed to
Matt Smith
Apr 15
Re: Osmia Rufa On second thoughts, there is a dorsal view among the images, and the light spot seems to be absent there. The yellow of the Brassica flowers does show a
Apr 15
Re: Osmia Rufa This might be a parasitised bee, George. I think that the light spot under the fourth tergite (lateral view) is in fact a female strepsipteron. Strepsiptera
Apr 14
Re: Osmia Rufa Hi Jeroen,Try pic 4117,not sure if I see bronze or not. It may help to know specimen was within 20mt of sand dune habitat.
Apr 14
Re: Osmia Rufa Hi George, fresh females of Andrena nigroaenea tend to show a faint bronze reflection on the dorsal plates. Can you see that on your additional images? I guess
Apr 13
Re: Osmia Rufa Hi Jeroen,I have other views,ventral,facial,anterior,dorsal.......... Let me know if any of those would aid i.d. Many Thanks,George
Apr 13
Re: Osmia Rufa Murdo is right about the genus, George. I recognise a female of Andrena nigroaenea in it, although the pilosity in this picture is of a brighter red than
Apr 11
Re: Osmia Rufa Not Osmia, George. They carry pollen under the gaster. This is Andrena. O. rufa (=bicornis) is as far N as Perth, and I had one male N of Inverness a couple
Murdo Macdonald
Apr 10
Osmia Rufa Can someone tell me if this is Osmia Rufa,? location East Lothian Please see George Hogg's photos no.4125.
Apr 10
Re: Camponotus x ? Thanks. http://agrozoo.net/gallery/Camponotus-aethiops http://agrozoo.net/gallery/Camponotus-aethiops
Apr 4
Re: Camponotus x ? It looks like C. aethiops.   ________________________________ Ioan Tausan, PhD Brukenthal National Museum, Natural History Museum, Cetatii no. 1, Sibiu,
Ionut Tausan
Apr 4
Camponotus x ? These are all from same ant nest, inside old rotten wood. Loc.: Sovenia.
Apr 4
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Re: Defra consultation on pollinators Hi Nigel Your mail is interesting and of course highlights the fact that there are a number of different ways of measuring decline. As you quite correctly
Mar 31
Bombus with a disease, or what One dark form of B. terrestris (presumably), with what appears to be a disease or abnormality of both the eyes, and the antennae. The eyes are dull, and
Nigel Gilligan
Mar 30
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Re: Defra consultation on pollinators Thanks Marc. I saw the reference, and thought I would never get hold of that without a lot of effort. I look forward to reading the pdf. Nigel From:
Nigel Gilligan
Mar 25
Re: Defra consultation on pollinators D Dear Nigel, The authors may be thinking of: Carvalheiro et al 2013, Species richness Declines and Biotic Homogenisation have Slowed down for NW-European
Mar 25
Defra consultation on pollinators I assume BWARS members are aware of the Defra consultation on pollinators, which is open until early May. In the context specifically of bumble and other bees,
Nigel Gilligan
Mar 25
Re: Impact of very wet winter on aculeates and other insects Bernard Thanks for your reply. Yes, I am certain that you are right about solitary bees nesting in exposed coastal sites. The sandstone cliffs at Seaton
Mar 24
Re: Impact of very wet winter on aculeates and other insects Thanks for that detailed report Stephen, very similar here in VC1, but stressing "the very small numbers" in general. Am concerned for the many species that
Mar 22
Impact of very wet winter on aculeates and other insects We all know that we suffered an exceptionally wet winter. My interest and concern is to know what impact this very wet weather has had on aculeates and other
Mar 22
Re: Spring bees There have been lots of bumblebee queens in the garden this week (North Somerset) including two Bombus hypnorum queens - on crocus, heather and lungwort. To:
Janet Boyd
Mar 9
Spring bees Observations of bees do of course correlate highly with sunny days. So today is the first I have really looked to see what is about in the garden: Bombus
Stuart Hine
Mar 8
Re: Very small silitary bee TL005287 7/3/2014 Male Andrena bicolor - saw my first yesterday. Tim Strudwick ... From: John Pitts To: bwars@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, March 07, 2014 7:32 PM Subject:
Tim Strudwick
Mar 7
Very small silitary bee TL005287 7/3/2014 Dear All I was hoping somebody might help with this ID for me please. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pitzys_pyx/12994979933/in/photostream/ Thanks John P
John Pitts
Mar 7
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Re: ID : Female Osmia species? Hello, Sorry for the delay. It easily ran through a key to Lasioglossum morio as was suggested. Many thanks for pointing me in the right direction. If
Feb 24
Re: Pollinator(s) of Burnt Orchid? Thank you to all that posted their thoughts on this topic. Shame that no aculeate in particulalry has been identified as a pollinator. It will be interesting
Feb 23
Re: Pollinator(s) of Burnt Orchid? Hi all   The problem with pollinator information for UK orchids is that a lot of the studies carried out on the orchids are European, so many of the
Matt Smith
Feb 20
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