Stock Photo - Mining Bee, Andrena hattorfiana on Field scabious Knautia arvensis. Mining Bee, Andrena hattorfiana on Knautia. A red and black solitary mining bee with sparse hair. Size: 13â. “16mm ...
. Secnd abdominal segment is red. Females have pollen basket of hairs on sides of thorax. Oligolectic, the bees are selective of few species food plants for pollen. Food plants include Dipsacaceae and Centaurea sp: Knautia arvensis, Scabiosa columbaria. Nest in sandy soils. Nest contains five â. “ten brood cells with pollen for larva. Nest found usually in traditionally managed pasture grazed meadows. Nests and larvae prey to host specific cleptoparasite, Nomada armata. Flight: May-August. Endangered.
Mary C. Legg
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