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Large Sallow Mining Bee April, 2016.<br />
These bees are relatively common in the fields near Leuven and my town.<br />
They make nests in the sand and Nomada, in the previous spotting is a cleptoparasite of them, meaning it deposits its own eggs in their nest and its larva eats the food left by mom Andrena to her own progenia.<br />
A very similarly-looking bee is Andrena praecox. Andrena apicata,Belgium,Geotagged,Large Sallow Mining Bee,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Large Sallow Mining Bee

April, 2016.
These bees are relatively common in the fields near Leuven and my town.
They make nests in the sand and Nomada, in the previous spotting is a cleptoparasite of them, meaning it deposits its own eggs in their nest and its larva eats the food left by mom Andrena to her own progenia.
A very similarly-looking bee is Andrena praecox.

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  1. Lovely capture of the bee and the flowers it's currently on. Species introduction too! Very nice! Posted 2 months ago

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Andrena apicata is a species of mining bee.

Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Jul 16, 2017. Captured Mar 15, 2016 13:38 in Stationsstraat 13, 3060 Korbeek-Dijle, Belgium.
  • SP-820UZ
  • f/4.5
  • 1/500s
  • ISO80
  • 5.7mm