Bee hotel

Stelis punctulatissima♂︎

Last update: 16 February 2022


LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden


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 ♂︎
Stelis punctulatissima ♂︎


1 Nederlands Soortenregister

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

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