Colletes hederae (ivy bee) Cambridge

As always I got excited seeing these bees, I have been looking for them around the miles of Cambridgeshires ivy. I think this may be the first recorded sighting in Cambridge.

Description and notes

First recorded in the UK in 2001
A recent addition to the list of European bees, being described as new to science in 1993. Previously this bee had been misidentified as both Colletes halophilus and C. succinctus by various authors. It is very closely related to both of these species, especially C. halophilus.

A recent addition to the list of European bees, being described as new to science in 1993. Previously this bee had been misidentified as both Colletes halophilus and C. succinctus by various authors. It is very closely related to both of these species, especially C. halophilus.

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