Some bees don't look like bees - New bee photos

This is a photo of the Furry-clasped Furrow bee (Lasioglossum lativentre) I discovered at Abney Park recently. This is a female. The tiny bees nest in the ground but little is known about them.

The species is fairly uncommon but not rare or scarce. It has never been recorded in north or east London before but that's more likely because no one's been looking for it.

Below is a photo of a male Small Nomad bee (Nomada flavoguttata). It is about 5mm long and only about 1mm wide. It is a parasite of small mining bees.

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Comment by Kathryn Johnson on April 1, 2016 at 14:56

Wow!  New finds AND amazing pics Russell.

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