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Bees and Wasps

Bees:  
Apis mellifera Honey Bee  
   
Solitary Bees:  
ssp. Blue Osmia
Megachile centuncularis Leaf Cutter Bee
Panurgus calaratus Mining Bee (not confirmed)
Andrena fulva Furry, foxy red, digs holes in the ground
Osmia rufa Furry, redder than Andrena, ready made holes in banks and plant stems, etc.
   
Bumble Bees:  
Bombus agrorum Carder Bees - both light and dark varieties
Bombus lapidarius Red-tailed Bumblebee
Bombus hortorum Garden Bumblebee
Bombus lucorum White-tailed Bumblebee - bright lemon/yellow stripes
Bombus terrestris Buff-tailed Bumblebee
Psithryus campestris Field cuckoo Bee


Wasps:  
Social Wasps:  
Vespa crabro Hornet
Dolichovespula media French Wasp
Vespular vulgaris Common Wasp
Vespular germanica German Wasp
Vespular rufus Red Wasp
   
Solitary Wasps:  
Odynerus parietum Wall Mason Wasp
  Ruby-tailed Wasps - some thirty species! Predators of other solitary bees and wasps
Pemphredon lugubris Mournful Wasp - a tiny black wasp nesting in bramble stems

If you like Bees...

Tbees_thumbnail_60here were Honey Bees creating a buzz to raise money at our Shelford Feast stall in July 2014