Hairy-footed flower bee

hairy footed flower bee

Active Months

From March to June.

Nesting Habits

In Aerial or ground nests such as walls, banks or underground nests.

How To Identify A Hairy-Footed Flower Bee

Females

A female solitary bee has a black abdomen with yellow legs. 

Males

A male solitary bee has a brown abdomen, a pale face and hair plumes on their middle legs.

Description

Often mistaken for a bumble bee, the solitary bee is amongst the earliest to become active in spring time. Great pollinators as they spend their days traversing between flowers and blossoms. A solitary bee loves some deadnettles, lungwort and other wallflowers.

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