Bee hotel:
Chelostoma rapunculi ♀︎

Last update: 27 March 2021
OBSERVATION:
2020-V-222020-V-212016-VI-24

The Chelostoma rapunculi [1] females are extensively using the bee hotels for nesting.

Every year the numbers increase with a current peak in 2020 when numerous specimen were active.

Chelestoma rapunculi ♀
Chelestoma rapunculi ♀
Chelestoma rapunculi ♀
Chelostoma rapunculi ♀︎
Chelostoma rapunculi ♀︎
Chelostoma rapunculi ♀︎
Chelostoma rapunculi ♀︎
Chelostoma rapunculi ♀︎

The nests are closed with sand fortified using small pieces of stone. Nectar and possibly saliva glue the components together [2].

Chelostoma rapunculi ♂︎
Chelostoma rapunculi ♀︎

References

1 Nederlands Soortenregister

2 Breugel, P. van 2014. Gasten van bijenhotels. – EIS Kenniscentrum Insecten en andere ongewervelden & Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden.

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