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A Closer Look at the Ivy Bee Colletes hederae

I recently posted some images through a 400mm lens. This time, I used my standard macro setup, equivalent to 100mm. Even so, I did not set it as close as I might have done, and still had some problems of bees being alarmd by it. So these images have been moderately cropped.

There were honeybees also active on the flowers. The two bees are told apart by the Ivy Bee having the same contrasty colour banding to the tip of the abdomen, whereas in some of the Honeybees showing strong abdominal banding it merges into solid dark pigment on the posterior abdominal segments. The Ivy Bee does not have a pollen basket (present in Honeybees) on each hind leg but a more extensive hairiness.

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Re: A Closer Look at the Ivy Bee Colletes hederae

Good to see you did the job properly Harold nice work I like them.


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Re: A Closer Look at the Ivy Bee Colletes hederae

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Good to see you did the job properly Harold nice work I like them.
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This time they were the priority.

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Re: A Closer Look at the Ivy Bee Colletes hederae

Here is something about this species:

http://urbanpollinators.blogspot.com...-newcomer.html

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