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May 21, 2013 5:29 PM

small solitary bee

I saw a small bee going into a hole in the ground (just big enough for it to enter so assume it was its nest).. It was about 1cm long (estimate 9-12 mm) and seemed all black, except for a thorax covered in plush-like hair.  The hair was a pretty kind of straw colour.  The abdomen looked quite rounded at the end.

 

I was unable to get a picture, but wonder if anyone has an idea of its species.  I didn't see any other holes or bees of the same kind nearby.

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    May 21, 2013 9:27 PM (in response to Drosophila)
    Re: small solitary bee

    I think it's a mining bee, most of your descriptions matched. Did it look anything like this?eiffel_tower-normal.jpg

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