Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Flower Bees!

We now have good numbers of Hairy-footed Flower Bees (Anthophora plumipes) visiting the garden! Their preference seems to be the brightly-coloured pulmonarias in the margins and their incredibly loud buzzing contrasts with the quiet humming of Linda's honey bees.

I must say: the difference between the dark females and the tawny males (with their yellowish faces and leathery 'stab vests') is very striking!

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