Bee hotel

Ectemnius cavifrons♀︎

Last update: 7 July 2021


LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden


This female Ectemnius cephalotes appeared around 14:30 at the bee hotels where she started to inspect nest holes. I suspect she was looking for a place to sleep or shelter for the weather as it was still early. My presence seemed to bother her so in the end she took off.

Ectemnius cephalotes ♀︎
Ectemnius cephalotes ♀︎
Ectemnius cephalotes ♀︎

On 4 July I was busy with a Trypoxylon figulus wasp at the bee hotel when another Ectemnius female appeared and landed on the nest block, possibly the same specimen. I wanted to catch her but she immediately entered one of the nest holes. This was around noon and shortly after it started to rain.


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