Panurgus banksianus (solitary bee /male) St Davids


A medium-sized, all black, scantily-haired bee with dirty-yellow scopae on the hind legs of the female. In dull weather males are often found curled up in the flowers of yellow- flowered Asteraceae, especially hawkweeds.They may stay shut inside the closed flower overnight



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4 thoughts on “Panurgus banksianus (solitary bee /male) St Davids

  1. I’ve never seen any of these and I’ve plenty of hawkweed. I have Dasypoda hirtipes in plenty perhaps I’m not looking as much as it is hot and I have been busy with visiting family. Amelia

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