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Osmia cornuta Found on a leaf of my yellow rose, in my backyard . European orchard bee,Geotagged,Netherlands,Osmia cornuta,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Osmia cornuta

Found on a leaf of my yellow rose, in my backyard .

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''Osmia cornuta'', the European orchard bee, is a species of bee in the genus ''Osmia'' found in southern and central Europe, north to Belgium, and the southern parts of the Netherlands. They are of the solitary type; they do not live in colonies in hives like bumble bees and honey bees. They lack the pollen baskets on their hind tibiae; they do not produce honey, but they do use the pollen and nectar to stock their nests when they are ready.

Species identified by Paul Dirksen
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By Paul Dirksen

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Uploaded Apr 7, 2020. Captured Apr 7, 2020 15:44 in Geul 34, 3961 HX Wijk bij Duurstede, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/13.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO1000
  • 100mm