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free translated : blood bee found this bee on a sandy path in Maarn the Netherlands today, 28-6-2020 Geotagged,Netherlands,Sphecodes albilabris,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

free translated : blood bee

found this bee on a sandy path in Maarn the Netherlands today, 28-6-2020

    comments (4)

  1. Awesome! Found the english name: White-lipped Blood Bee. Posted 2 years ago
    1. I didn't see that one coming Ferdy, he's pretending being an ostrich. Posted 2 years ago
  2. I just find it fascinating of what special invertebrates you find in Holland. With almost 17 and 1/2 million people ,an area of around42000 km2 .
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    Posted 2 years ago
    1. I guess Ernst, about the same as in Australia, only fewer, smaller and less colorful.
      Posted 2 years ago

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''Sphecodes albilabris'' is a solitary parasitic bee that is endemic to Central and Western Europe. The larvae of this species are parasites of ''Colletes cunicularius''. The length of the bee is 11–14 mm. It flies from March to September.

Species identified by Paul Dirksen
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By Paul Dirksen

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Uploaded Jun 28, 2020. Captured Jun 28, 2020 12:41 in Amersfoortseweg 3, 3951 LA Maarn, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/9.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO1000
  • 100mm