Tawny Mining Bee

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A Female Tawny Mining Bee (Andrena fulva) on route between her soil nest & the spring blossoms above.

These solitary bees are invaluable pollinators of fruit trees. Only the females have the striking red hairs across their body – the male is notable only for its white facial hairs.

A Female Tawny Mining Bee (Andrena fulva) on route between her soil nest & the spring blossoms above.
A Female Tawny Mining Bee (Andrena fulva) on route between her soil nest & the spring blossoms above.
  • Credit: AnnMarie Jones
  • Caption: A Female Tawny Mining Bee (Andrena fulva) on route between her soil nest & the spring blossoms above.
  • Title: Tawny Mining Bee

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