Bee hotel:
Ridge-saddled Carpenter bee ♀︎

Last update: 30 November 2019
OBSERVATION:

last update: 21/10/2018

observation: 30-viiI-2015

Besides the busy butterflies there is a beacoup mouvement on the bee hotel as well. Swarms of a small bee engulf the hotel and are checking out all its nesting tunnels. They fill them up and close the entrances with mud and small stones. I’m not sure yet which bee it is.

Edit 26 september 2015: I’ve identified this bee as Heriades truncorum ¹

Tronkenbij ♀ (Heriades truncorum)

Tronkenbij ♀ (Heriades truncorum)

 


Referentions:

¹ using key in: Peeters, T.M.J., H. Nieuwenhuijsen, J. Smit, F. van der Meer, I.P Raemakers, W.R.B. Heitmans, C. van Achterberg, M. Kwak, A.J. Loonstra, J. de Rond, M. Roos & M. Reemer 2012. De Nederlands bijen (Hymenoptera: Apidae s.l.). – Natuur van Nederland 11, Naturalis Biodiversity Center & European Invertebrate Survey – Nederland, Leiden.


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