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Bees, Wasps and Ants

A large group of insects, mostly solitary rather than communal. Pollen and nectar feeders but only the females collect this to take back to the nest.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Some Charts Distribution Map Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Ivy Bee

Colletes hederae

Solitary Bee (H hyalinatus)

Hylaeus hyalinatus

Gwynnes Mining Bee

Andrena bicolor

Grey-haired Mining Bee

Andrena cineraria

Early Mining Bee

Andrena haemorrhoa

Buffish Mining-bee

Andrena nigroaenea

Mining Bee (A thoracica)

Andrena thoracica

Grey-patched Mining Bee

Andrena nitida

Slender Mining Bee

Lasioglossum calceatum

Mining Bee (L zonulum)

Lasioglossum zonulum

Gold-tailed Bee

Melitta haemorrhoidalis

Red Bartsia Bee

Melitta tricincta

Hairy-legged Mining Bee

Dasypoda hirtipes

Wool Carder Bee

Anthidium manicatum

Red Mason Bee

Osmia bicornis

Blue Mason Bee

Osmia caerulescens

Patchwork Leaf Cutter Bee

Megachile centuncularis

Leaf-cutter bee (M versicolor)

Megachile versicolor

Willughbys Leaf Cutter Bee

Megachile willughbiella

Nomad Bee (N flava)

Nomada flava

Nomad bee (N flavoguttata

Nomada flavoguttata

Nomad Bee (N flavopicta)

Nomada flavopicta

Goodens Nomad Bee

Nomada goodeniana

Long-horned Bee

Eucera longicornis

Fork-tailed Flower Bee

Anthophora furcata

Hairy-footed Flower Bee

Anthophora plumipes

Early Bumblebee

Bombus pratorum

Honey Bee

Apis mellifera

Green-eyed Flower Bee

Anthophora bimaculata