Friday, 30 August 2019

A Solitary Bee of Some Kind

There's not much left around our campus for pollinators now, a choice of verbena or st John's wort.

The former attracted a solitary bee of some kind, perhaps a mason bee, perhaps a leaf cutter although I'm leaning slightly towards the former. The auburn hairs on the thorax were not very honey bee like, for sure, nor the shape of the abdomen.

Over on the st johns wort, a hoveryfly was feeding. And for buzzers and flutterers, that was about the sum of it I saw today despite it being quite bright out.

The barren months loom.


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1 comment:

  1. lovely photo of the Eristalis hoverfly. I can't help with i.d. of the bee, sorry.