Black & white fatty bee or wasp?

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Black & white fatty bee or wasp?

Post by MacroLuv »

Abdomen ornamentation is wasp alike but white portions seems hairy and there are some kind of white socks? Strong proboscis also. :-k


Camera model Olympus SP-320
Date/time 03.08.2006/14:20:48
Exposure time 1/500 s
F-number f/4.5
ISO 64
Focal length 8 mm


Camera model Olympus SP-320
Date/time 03.08.2006/14:21:03
Exposure time 1/640 s
F-number f/5
ISO 64
Focal length 8 mm
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Post by Gordon C. Snelling »

That is a really neat bee. It is parasitic on bees in the family Anthophoridae. I cant remember the genus right off hand but will do some checking.

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Post by Danny »

What a beautiful looking bee. Fine sharp shots and great colours. Great use of the Oly, well done :D

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Post by beetleman »

Very Beautiful Bee Nikola. I like the lighting in the second photo :wink: Imagine if she had bright yellow pollen on her also. :shock:
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