Ridge-saddled carpenter bee ♀︎♂︎
-Ox eye-

Last update: 21 April 2021
OBSERVATION:
2020-VI-08

This Ox eye (Buphthalmum salicifolium) originally stood in the front yard where, except for a male Red tailed bumblebee, it atrracted no visitors. The location apparently did not provide it enough sunlight as it clearly was not happy. After repositioning to a new sunny location in the back yard she was doing well and is now well visited by especially the Ridge-saddled carpenter bee (Heriades troncorum) [1].

Here a male is drinking nectar.

Ridge-saddled carpenter bee ♂︎ (Heriades truncorum) on Ox eye (Buphthalmum salicifolium)

Like these two males and a larger female in the middle.

Ridge-saddled carpenter bee ♀︎♂︎ (Heriades truncorum) on Ox eye (Buphthalmum salicifolium)

References

1 Nederlands Soortenregister

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