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Nomada fucata (f) - Painted Nomad Bee 1a

Nomada fucata (f) - Painted Nomad Bee 1a

A female Nomad Bee, Nomada fucata or Painted Nomad Bee, visiting a Dandelion flower in a small garden on chalk. This species is cuckoo bee that lays its eggs in the nests of the mining bee, Andrena flavipes, which was also present in the garden. Badger Farm housing estate, Winchester, Hampshire, UK, 7th April 2019.

OS Grid Ref: SU4627 Note - Latitude and Longitude not exact - I have shown it in the middle of the housing estate to avoid giving exact address.

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Photo taken on 7 April 2019 (© Dluogs / Flickr)

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 insect, hymenoptera, apidae, nomadinae, painted nomad bee, cuckoo bee, yellow, black, red, orange, stripes, stripy, hampshire, winchester, badger farm, garden, dandelion, nature, british wildlife
 

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