Bee - Blue Mason (Female)
Fact File
Taken at Musselburgh on 13th August 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode




 

 

 
 
Bee - Blue Mason.
Scientific Name:
Order:
Family:
Osmia caerulescens.
Hymenoptera.
Megachilidae.
Larval Food:
Adult Food:
Description:




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The females have a blue metallic lustre to the
abdomen giving rise to its common name, with
black pollen-collecting hairs underneath. The
males are bronze with pale yellow hairs and a
shining slope at the front of the abdomen.
8 - 10 mm.
Forest edges and clearings, flower meadows, orchards,
parks and gardens.
April - August/September