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Can someone help with an ID for this bee ,please.Approx 2cm in length ,spotted at Maple Lodge NR,Rickmansworth.
In my travels looking for my own bee identification I came across this on the BWARS site:
Looks to me like its closest to a Coelioxys inermis. Just to qualify, I know nothing about this topic, I just saw this and thought it maybe helpful.
And this should also be useful, assuming it is a Coelioxys.
Thanks Sleepybat ,that looks spot-on ,I have visited the old BWARS site a couple of years ago ,this new one looks even better ,cheers again.
Is this called cuckoo bee? And if so am I correct in assuming the female deposits eggs in another bees nest? I think the pic is superb quality.