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By Franko59
My daughter spotted this scary looking critter on a walk at Old Moor RSPB this afternoon.
It was in small screw hole in the plastic fence rail. Not sure of the species (wasp or bee) but it was tiny. I thought it worth a shot as I was trying out my new macro lens, have a good weekendWink

Tags: Bee General Wasp Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Humour and fun Old Moor RSPB

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davidbailie 14 457 7 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2014 7:49PM
Yes done well as they say Smile


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hobbo Plus
7 1.2k 2 England
20 Jun 2014 8:53PM
It is almost certainly a Nomad Bee,they make a nest for around three eggs, after they are laud, they fill it with pollen, then seal the entrance, with mud and saliva that sets hard, the youngsters emerge some weeks later.

How do I know this?

I have a couple of half logs specially drilled to encourage them, Bees of all kinds need our help currently, they are the main pollinators.

Look up.....Nomad Bees..

I might have a shot of mine in my portfolio?

hobbo Plus
7 1.2k 2 England
20 Jun 2014 9:10PM

Wrong species.....I meant.....Miner or Masonry Bee.......see here

Franko59 6 3 2 England
20 Jun 2014 9:27PM
Many thanks for that Hobbo!
Teaka53 4 2 England
20 Jun 2014 9:49PM
Striking macro
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2014 11:58PM
Great spot and captureSmile

tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2014 7:53PM
Spot on focussing.

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