Red mason bee ♂︎
-Rosmarinus officinalis-

Last update: 26 January 2022
OBSERVATION:
2020-IV-05

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is another spring-bloomer in the garden that is frequently visited for nectar by the males as well as the females of the Red mason bee (Osmia bicornis syn. Osmia rufa) [1]. Here a male is foraging.

Other bee species are less frequently found on the plant. An exception to this are bumblebees, the group that uses the plant most intensively.

Rosse metselbij ♂︎ (Osmia bicornis syn. Osmia rufa) op Rozemarijn (Rosmarinus officinalis)

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