Friday, 1 April 2016

Mining Bee

Andrena clarkella is another of the first mining bees to emerge in spring, following my sightings of the Early Mining Andrena Bee from earlier in the week [see previous posts] and feeds on Sallow blossom. But this individual was just basking in sunshine next to an un-flowering Ramsons Plant. None of the nearby Sallow was in blossom, so it may have to survive on Lesser Celandine or Primrose for a while, these being the only nearby plants in blossom. Thanks to Matt Smith for identification.

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