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Green-eyed Flower bee (Anthophora bimaculata) One of five &#039;Anthrophora&#039; species in the UK, with one, the &#039;Hairy-footed Flower bee&#039; (Anthophora plumipes) considerably more widespread, numerous and well-known than the other four.<br />
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A. bimaculata is the smallest of the five and is a hard-working, busy little solitary bee, which produces a distinctively shrill &#039;buzz&#039; in flight. <br />
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It&#039;s restricted to the south of the UK, flying June - September and prefers heathlands, coastal dunes, soft-rock cliffs &amp; sandpits/sandy brownfield habitats.<br />
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A &#039;polylectic&#039; visitor of a wide selection of flowers, Peas &amp; Astors, Viper&#039;s Bugloss, brambles, lamiates, Asteraceae sea bindweed and Spear thistle, among many others.<br />
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And of course, it&#039;s called the &#039;Green-eyed Flower bee&#039; because, you&#039;ve probably already guessed it...........both sexes have a predominently yellow face! :-) Anthophora bimaculata,Geotagged,Summer,United Kingdom Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Green-eyed Flower bee (Anthophora bimaculata)

One of five 'Anthrophora' species in the UK, with one, the 'Hairy-footed Flower bee' (Anthophora plumipes) considerably more widespread, numerous and well-known than the other four.

A. bimaculata is the smallest of the five and is a hard-working, busy little solitary bee, which produces a distinctively shrill 'buzz' in flight.

It's restricted to the south of the UK, flying June - September and prefers heathlands, coastal dunes, soft-rock cliffs & sandpits/sandy brownfield habitats.

A 'polylectic' visitor of a wide selection of flowers, Peas & Astors, Viper's Bugloss, brambles, lamiates, Asteraceae sea bindweed and Spear thistle, among many others.

And of course, it's called the 'Green-eyed Flower bee' because, you've probably already guessed it...........both sexes have a predominently yellow face! :-)

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"Anthophora bimaculata" is a species of bees.

Species identified by Philip Booker
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By Philip Booker

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Uploaded Jul 23, 2022. Captured Jul 23, 2022 10:10 in 33 Crespin Way, Brighton BN1 7FG, UK.
  • DSC-RX10M4
  • f/4.5
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO100
  • 192.73mm