Anthophora plumipes (female)

This Bee was dead on the pavement.

This is a female Anthophora plumipes we have a very rare look alike the Anthophora retusa. The way to separate the two species is by the Spur which you can just about make out ,slightly hidden  in the golden hind tibia. In A plumipes it is black and in A retusa it is a golden colour

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