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Garden Imagery 10 Mar 19
We had a new visitor to our garden today! So excited about it. It was in the vegetable garden. We have planted pollinators in there - for good reason. The Blue Cuckoo or Neon Cuckoo bee which is a native Australian bee. I've never seen one IRL before!
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BBCT 22 Mar 19
Did you know that female cuckoo do not have pollen baskets? Unlike a 'true' social the hosts' workers collect the pollen for them Photo: Red-tailed cuckoo bumblebee, (Bombus rupestris) by Nick Owens
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Apiaries8 4 Feb 19
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EmmaP 4 Aug 18
Can anyone confirm the ID of this ? I think some sort of but not one I'm familiar with - very long orange tail and paler markings elsewhere please can you help? Thanks
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Julia Schiller 15 Mar 19
Shades of Blue - The Chequered ( caeruleopunctatus) lay its eggs in other bees‘ nests, preferably . Sneaky!
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Christina Renowden 🐸🦋🌱 11 Feb 19
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Wildlife Travel 20 Jul 18
a (Dull-vented?) Sharp-tail Bee (Coelioxys ?elongata) paid a brief visit to the garden Veronica this afternoon There's going to be a grumpy leafcutter out there somewhere...
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The Xerces Society Aug 26
Scientists are buzzing over the discovery of a rare bee in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest: Epeoloides pilosulus, a variety of cuckoo bee.
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Nick Dorian 25 Jun 18
Though it looks like a wasp, it's a red, hairless bee...a ! Nomada lay their eggs in the active nests of other like my study system, . The Nomada larvae hatch first, destroy the host's eggs, and develop on the pollen provisions :O
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Eimear Deady May 17
Rescued this from a water barrel in the garden (Tralee)... took about 40 minutes to dry himself thoroughly then he zoomed off :) Think it’s a male but not sure which type, any ideas ??
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Kit Prendergast Nov 16
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Jason Gilchrist May 20
📷: Hermitage of Braid Community Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland. If you think its a wasp, thats because its a wasp mimic, Marsham’s Nomad Bee (Nomada marshamella), a nest parasite of Chocolate mining bee...
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RareChat 15 Aug 18
Easington birds...and bumblebees... had this in the garden on Purple Loostrife.... not sure on its id but thought maybe Red-tailed Cuckoo Bee? Ideas welcome...
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Rajesh Sanap Dec 21
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Beth Jul 25
This little guy was on a mission to collect pollen yesterday which made it hard to get a photo. I did manage to get one quick photo though and believe he might be a male gypsy . I did wonder about Barbut's but there is the faintest hint of yellow before the white.
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Kit Prendergast Dec 5
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Wildlife Travel 6 Aug 18
Replying to @travel_wildlife
A day late... the rather lovely Red-thighed & v skittish Black-horned Nomad Bee enjoying the sun at Skipwith Common NNR Despite both cuckoos being easy to find around sunny sandy banks, I couldn't find either of their hosts
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FIFTY BEES 18 Oct 18
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FIFTY BEES 18 Aug 18
Look at these Early Nomad made during yesterday’s session at in . Do you know about ? That they are or cuckoo bees.
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Kit Prendergast Sep 7
I made a native bee! Thyreus waroonensis, a kleptoparasitic (cuckoo) bee of Amegilla (blue banded bees) @esperancewildflowerfestival
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