Bee hotel:
Ectemnius cephalotes ♂︎

Last update: 5 February 2021
OBSERVATION:
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Another Ectemnius species was present in larger numbers on the beehotel, Ectemnius cephalotes [1,2]. This is the male that also uses the beehotel for sleeping, like E. cavifrons, and it also inspects the beehotel thoroughly before choosing a suitable spot.

Ectemnius cephalotes ♂︎
Ectemnius cephalotes ♂︎
Ectemnius cephalotes ♂︎
Ectemnius cephalotes ♂︎
Ectemnius cephalotes ♂︎
Ectemnius cephalotes ♂︎
Ectemnius cephalotes ♂︎
Ectemnius cephalotes ♂︎

References

1 Nederlands Soortenregister

2 Hermann Dollfuss, "Bestimmungsschlüssel der Grabwespen Nord- und Zentraleuropas (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae) mit speziellen Angaben zur Grabwespenfauna Österreichs", Publikation der Botanischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft am O.Ö.Landesmuseum Linz, LINZ, 20. Dezember 1991

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