Category Archive: Aculeata

Buff-tailed Bumblebee

Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) (10 April 2010)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/nature-post/buff-tailed-bumblebee/

Crossocerus megacephalus

Crossocerus megacephalus – a digger wasp(with prey, in vicinity of nest, 02 August 2012)

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Crossocerus megacephalus

Crossocerus megacephalus – a digger wasp(Captured specimen, 27 July 2012)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/nature-post/digger-wasp-2/

Tree Bumblebee

Tree bumble-bee (Bombus hypnorum)(04 June 2011) This large bumble bee is a relative newcomer to Britain having made its first recorded appearance in 2001. It has now been spread across most of England and Wales, though you won’t find it in many reference books on British bees. Fortunately, it is very easy to identify …

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Ashy Mining Bee

Andrena cineraria – a mining bee(Thrupp Lake, 07 April 2011)

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Nomada fabriciana – female

Nomada fabriciana (female)(25 March 2011)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/nature-post/nomada-fabriciana-female/

German Wasp

German wasp (Vespula germanica) – queen.(23 March 2011) This is the other common British wasp. Note the distinctive 3 spots on the face.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/nature-post/german-wasp/

Yellow Legged Mining Bee

Andrena flavipes – a mining bee(23 March 2011)

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Hornet

Hornet (Vespa crabro)(27 August 2010)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/nature-post/hornet/

Wool Carder Bee

Wool Carder Bee(Anthidium manicatum) male.(31 July 2009) Note the fearsome prongs on the tip of the abdomen. These are used to attack other insects and male carder bees invading its territory.

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