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Wool Carder Bee

Wool Carder Bee (Anthidium manicatum) male, photographed 31 July 2009 by B Crowley

Wool Carder Bee (Anthidium manicatum) male, photographed 31 July 2009 by B Crowley


Wool Carder Bee (Anthidium manicatum) male, photographed 31 July 2009 by B Crowley

Wool Carder Bee (Anthidium manicatum) male, photographed 31 July 2009 by B Crowley

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.


Group: Insects
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Apidae
Species: Anthidium manicatum
Common Name: Wool Carder Bee
Author: B Crowley

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