Chelostoma rapunculi♂︎

Malva moschata (Musk-mallow)

Last update: 19 March 2021


LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden


Male Chelostoma rapunculi [1] bees on Musk-mallow (Malva moschata). Like other species in this plant genus in the garden, this plant also offers a great attraction on the male Chelestoma bees.

The males use the plant often as a sleeping place during the night, and can be found alone or in pairs.

Chelostoma rapunculi ♂︎ on Musk-mallow (Malva moschata)
Chelostoma rapunculi ♂︎ on Musk-mallow (Malva moschata)


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