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Tawny Mining Bee (Andrena fulva) Without doubt in my book, one of the most attractive &amp; distinctive of the Andrena (Mining bees) genus, covered as it is, in that fox-red hair which positively dazzles when it&#039;s fresh and in full sun.<br />
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Here it is enjoying one of my Euphorbia: <section class="video"><iframe width="448" height="282" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VBpt0Ogcbqk?hd=1&autoplay=0&rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></section> Andrena fulva,Geotagged,Spring,United Kingdom Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Tawny Mining Bee (Andrena fulva)

Without doubt in my book, one of the most attractive & distinctive of the Andrena (Mining bees) genus, covered as it is, in that fox-red hair which positively dazzles when it's fresh and in full sun.

Here it is enjoying one of my Euphorbia:

    comments (5)

  1. Really impressed with your knowledge of bees, wasps and such. Often tricky to identify. In dutch we call this one "vosje" -> little fox. Right in your alley. Posted one month ago
    1. Ferdy

      Thank you

      It would be dishonest of me to claim a particularly high level of knowledge, but it's improving.

      I often defer to others and always double-check my own, often erroneous assumptions.

      I see this as a learning process. When I take a photo, I want to find out what it is I've captured and learn about it.

      As you will know, identifying some things can be near on impossible, but the satisfaction of finally doing so is immense.

      I learn an awful lot from this site too.

      Things I never imagined existed.

      I can't think of another site with such diversity in one place.
      Posted one month ago
      1. Too humble. The very act of being interested in the identification at all, and putting energy into it, is an admirable skill. It doesn't matter if you use help or tools, we all do. Consistently making this effort is not that common, and much appreciated!

        And I can only agree we're all life long learners. Thanks for the kind closing words, right back at you, as you're part of the making of the site.
        Posted one month ago
  2. oh wow! this is such a pretty bee! the red fur is lovely! Posted one month ago
    1. Yael
      Isn't it just!
      Posted one month ago

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The tawny mining bee, Andrena fulva, is a European species of the sand bee (Andrena) genus.

Species identified by Philip Booker
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By Philip Booker

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Uploaded Apr 10, 2021. Captured Mar 29, 2021 12:29 in 65 Crespin Way, Brighton BN1 7FL, UK.
  • DSC-RX10M4
  • f/4.0
  • 1/640s
  • ISO100
  • 183.43mm