Bee - Red-horned Nomad
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 30th April 2021 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
Fact File


Bee - Red-horned Nomad
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A.K.A.:
Nomada ruficornis.
Hymenoptera.
Apidae.
Common Bee Wasp
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Feature:
Larvae of host bee.
Research on-going.
Research on-going.
Meadows and hedgerows.
April - June.
Though looking like a wasp, this is in fact a bee which parasitizes mining bees by laying its eggs in their burrows.