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Phil Savoie / Yellow legged mining bee (Andrena flavipes) female at nest burrow, River Monnow, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK, April.
Phil Savoie / Grey patched mining bee (Andrena nitida),male feeding rambling rose flower (Rosa sp) Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. April
Phil Savoie / Grey-patched Mining Bee (Andrena nitida) feeding on Dandelion (Taraxacum offinicale) Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. April
Pascal Pittorino / Mining bee (Andrena) male and female mating on flower, Var, Provence, France, April.
Ammonite / Mining bee (Andrena apicata) flying and feeding from Sallow (Salix caprea) catkins, with pollen sacs on hind legs, France, March.
Ammonite / Two male Mining bees (Andrena praecox) trying to reach a female bee in a hole, France, March.
Ammonite / Two male Mining bees (Andrena praecox) attacking a third male bee emerging from a hole with orchid pollinia attached, France, March.
Ammonite / Pair of Mining bees (Andrena praecox) mating, interupted by a second male, France, March.
Rolf Nussbaumer / Solitary bee, adult perched on Mexican hat (Ratibida columnifera) Dinero, Lake Corpus Christi, South Texas, USA.
MYN / Marko Masterl / Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare) in flower with solitary bee (Panurgus sp), Slovenia, Europe, June. meetyourneighbours.net project
Nick Upton / Black mining bee (Andrena pilipes) female, collecting pollen from Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum) flowers, Trevose, Head, Cornwall, UK. April.
Andy Sands / Ornate tailed digger wasp (Cerceris rybyensis) flying back to burrow, carrying paralysed Mining bee (Andrena sp) to lay eggs on. Oxfordshire, England, UK. July.