Bee hotel:
Stelis punctulatissima ♂︎

Last update: 30 November 2019
OBSERVATION:
2019-VI-16

A male Stelis punctulatissima from the genus Stelis [1].

Stelis punctulatissima ♂︎

Presumably he was looking for a female here. He was hanging around a particular bamboostem in the bee hotel, but no female appeared.

The bees are cleptoparasites on a number of bees, among other the European wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) [2], which is also present in the garden en flies on the bee hotel. Up till now they’ve done that only to rest, I haven’t found a nest in the hotel yet.

Stelis punctulatissima ♂︎
Stelis punctulatissima ♂︎

References

1 Nederlands Soortenregister

2 wildebijen.nl, "De Nederlandse bijen en hun relaties, overzicht van in Nederland en Vlaanderen voorkomende solitaire en sociale bijen (Apidea s.l.)"

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