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Some solitary stingless bee living in cacti pot ID


Best Answer AntPhycho , June 2 2019 - 9:53 AM

 

I feel it is of the genus Andrena (mining bee) as they make subterranean nests (hence the cactus pot). Almost looks like Andrena lauracea although I doubt it as these are extremely rare. Most likely Andrena clarkella.

Ah, you are right that it is mining bee, only issue is that I'm from Europe ( forgot to mention that part ). Quick google search suggested Andrena fulva except they are covered in red hair, which isn't the case with the one I took picture of.

 

In this case I would think it would be Andrena carantonica(scotica)? 

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#1 Offline GeorgeK - Posted June 2 2019 - 6:42 AM

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So uh, yeah, as the title says I found some cool looking bee entering the soil beneath the cactus and I managed to snap albeit bad, but a picture nonetheless.

I forgot to mention that the location is Northern Serbia, Europe.
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#2 Offline AntPhycho - Posted June 2 2019 - 8:48 AM

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I feel it is of the genus Andrena (mining bee) as they make subterranean nests (hence the cactus pot). Almost looks like Andrena lauracea although I doubt it as these are extremely rare. Most likely Andrena clarkella.


Edited by AntPhycho, June 2 2019 - 9:51 AM.

Founding:              

Solenopsis invicta Experimental 7 Queen Colony                   Brachymyrmex sp.

Liometopum occidentale x2                                                       Pogonomyrmex californicus 2 Queen Colony

Forelius sp. 3 Queen Colony                                                   Solenopsis xyloni 3 Queen Colony

Forelius sp.                                                                              Pogonomyrmex californicus 3 Queen Colony x2

Pogonomyrmex californicus x5                                                 Would you buy from someone who insults you as a result of a question? 

Solenopsis xyloni x9                                                                  June 9, 2019 (10:41AM) drtrmiller: you are obviously so mentally deficient, you are incable of understanding... 

 

 

 


#3 Offline GeorgeK - Posted June 2 2019 - 9:19 AM

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I feel it is of the genus Adrena (mining bee) as they make subterranean nests (hence the cactus pot). Almost looks like Adrena lauracea although I doubt it as these are extremely rare. Most likely Adrena clarkella.

Ah, you are right that it is mining bee, only issue is that I'm from Europe ( forgot to mention that part ). Quick google search suggested Andrena fulva except they are covered in red hair, which isn't the case with the one I took picture of.



#4 Offline AntPhycho - Posted June 2 2019 - 9:53 AM   Best Answer

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I feel it is of the genus Andrena (mining bee) as they make subterranean nests (hence the cactus pot). Almost looks like Andrena lauracea although I doubt it as these are extremely rare. Most likely Andrena clarkella.

Ah, you are right that it is mining bee, only issue is that I'm from Europe ( forgot to mention that part ). Quick google search suggested Andrena fulva except they are covered in red hair, which isn't the case with the one I took picture of.

 

In this case I would think it would be Andrena carantonica(scotica)? 


Edited by AntPhycho, June 2 2019 - 9:55 AM.

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Founding:              

Solenopsis invicta Experimental 7 Queen Colony                   Brachymyrmex sp.

Liometopum occidentale x2                                                       Pogonomyrmex californicus 2 Queen Colony

Forelius sp. 3 Queen Colony                                                   Solenopsis xyloni 3 Queen Colony

Forelius sp.                                                                              Pogonomyrmex californicus 3 Queen Colony x2

Pogonomyrmex californicus x5                                                 Would you buy from someone who insults you as a result of a question? 

Solenopsis xyloni x9                                                                  June 9, 2019 (10:41AM) drtrmiller: you are obviously so mentally deficient, you are incable of understanding... 

 

 

 





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