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Dasypoda hirtipes - Male  Dasypoda,Dasypoda hirtipes,Geotagged,Hymenoptera,Melittidae,Netherlands,Pantaloon bee,nl: Pluimvoetbij Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. What a lovely bee! <3 Posted 10 months ago

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''Dasypoda hirtipes'' is a mining bee. The females have unmistakable large orange brown hairbrushes at the hindlegs. With these brushes the females collect pollen from yellow ''Asteraceae''. The females are nesting in, sometimes large, nest aggregations. Each female has her own burrow, and the sand from excavation is left as a wall around the entrance of the burrow.

Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Jul 17, 2019. Captured in Koekangerweg 9A, 7961 LZ Ruinerwold, Netherlands.