Thursday, 16 April 2009

Tawny mining bees

About a dozen of these Tawny mining bees - Andrena Fulva have taken up residence in our front garden

They each makes a characteristic cone shaped mound of soil. The cones are created with the soil excavated by the bees as they dig out nest cells underground. Once in their nest they stay quite still just below the opening until you get near and they shoot back down to the bottom of the nest, out of sight

Their colours are really strong

1 comment:

AMIT said...

Hey from where you took this type of pictures?I just love it.

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