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British Bees & Wasps

Aculeata

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image: Gwynne's Mining Bee. Link to larger image
Ammophila sabulosa, a sand wasp, female
image: Gwynne's Mining Bee. Link to larger image image: Andrena bicolor. Link to larger image image: Gwynne's Mining Bee. Link to larger image
Andrena bicolor,
Gwynne's Mining Bee, female
image: Short-fringed Mining Bee. Link to larger imageimage: Andrena dorsata. Link to larger image
Andrena dorsata,
Short-fringed Mining Bee, female
image: Yellow Legged Mining Bee. Link to larger image image: Andrena flavipes female. Link to larger image image: Yellow-legged Mining Bee. Link to larger image image: Andrena flavipes. Link to larger image
Andrena flavipes,
Yellow-legged Mining Bee, female
image: Early Mining Bee. Link to larger image image: Andrena haemorrhoa. Link to larger image image: Early Mining Bee. Link to larger image image: Andrena haemorrhoa. Link to larger image
Andrena haemorrhoa,
Early Mining Bee, female
image: Early Mining Bee. Link to larger image image: Andrena haemorrhoa. Link to larger image
Andrena haemorrhoa,
Early Mining Bee, male
image: Andrena nigroaenea female. Link to larger image image: Andrena nigroaenea, female. Link to larger image image: Andrena nigroaenea, female. Link to larger image image: Andrena nigroaenea, female. Link to larger image
Andrena nigroaenea,
Buffish Mining Bee, female
image: Andrena nigroaenea, male. Link to larger image image: Andrena nigroaenea, male. Link to larger image
Andrena nigroaenea,
Buffish Mining Bee, male
image: Andrena nitida. Link to larger image image: Andrena nitida. Link to larger image image: Andrena nitida. Link to larger image
Andrena nitida,
Grey-patched Mining Bee, female
image: Wool Carder Bee. Link to larger image image: Anthidium manicatum. Link to larger image image: Wool Carder Bee. Link to larger image
Anthidium manicatum,
Wool Carder Bee, female
image: Wool Carder Bee. Link to larger image image: Anthidium manicatum. Link to larger image image: Anthidium manicatum. Link to larger image image: Wool Carder Bee. Link to larger image
Anthidium manicatum,
Wool Carder Bee, male
image: Anthidium manicatum male, face, 24-Jul-2009. Link to larger imageimage: Anthidium manicatum male, 11-Jun-2011. Link to larger image
Anthidium manicatum,
Wool Carder Bee, male, extra images
image: Hairy-footed Flower Bee. Link to larger image image: Anthophora plumipes. Link to larger image image: Hairy-footed Flower Bee. Link to larger image image: Anthophora plumipes. Link to larger image
Anthophora plumipes,
Hairy-footed Flower Bee, female
image: Hairy-footed Flower Bee. Link to larger image image: Anthophora plumipes. Link to larger image image: Hairy-footed Flower Bee. Link to larger image image: Anthophora plumipes. Link to larger image image: Hairy-footed Flower Bee. Link to larger image image: Anthophora plumipes. Link to larger image
Anthophora plumipes,
Hairy-footed Flower Bee, male
image: Hairy-footed Flower Bee nest site. Link to larger image image: Hairy-footed Flower Bee nest site. Link to larger image
Hairy-footed Flower Bee
nest site
image: Honey Bee. Link to larger imageimage: Apis mellifera. Link to larger image
Apis mellifera,
Honey Bee, female
image: Brown-banded Carder Bee? Link to larger image image: Bombus humilis? Link to larger image
Bombus humilis? Brown-banded Carder Bee
image: Tree Bumblebee. Link to larger image image: Bombus hypnorum. Link to larger image image: Tree Bumblebee. Link to larger image
Bombus hypnorum,
Tree Bumblebee, female
image: Large Carder Bee. Link to larger image image: Large Carder Bee. Link to larger image image: Large Carder Bee. Link to larger image
Bombus muscorum,
Large Carder Bee, male
image: Bombus pascuorum. Link to larger image image: Bombus pascuorum. Link to larger image
Bombus pascuorum,
Common Carder Bee
image: Bombus pascuorum. Link to larger image
Bombus pascuorum,
Common Carder Bee, female
image: Bombus pascuorum. Link to larger image
Bombus pascuorum,
Common Carder Bee, male
image: Bombus pratorum. Link to larger image image: Bombus pratorum. Link to larger image image: Bombus pratorum. Link to larger image image: Bombus pratorum. Link to larger image
Bombus pratorum,
Early Bumblebee, female
image: Bombus pratorum. Link to larger image
Bombus pratorum,
Early Bumblebee, male
image: Bombus terrestris. Link to larger image
Bombus terrestris,
Buff-tailed Bumblebee
image: Common Furrow Bee. Link to larger image image: Lasioglossum calceatum. Link to larger image image: Common Furrow Bee. Link to larger image image: Lasioglossum calceatum. Link to larger image
Lasioglossum calceatum,
Common Furrow Bee, female
image: Lasioglossum calceatum. Link to larger image image: Lasioglossum calceatum. Link to larger image image: Lasioglossum calceatum. Link to larger image
Lasioglossum calceatum,
Common Furrow Bee, male
image: Yellow Loosestrife Bee. Link to larger image
Macropis europaea,
Yellow Loosestrife Bee, female
image: Yellow Loosestrife Bee. Link to larger image
Macropis europaea,
Yellow Loosestrife Bee, ?male
image: Common Mourning Bee. Link to larger image
Melecta albifrons,
Common Mourning Bee, female
image: Common Mourning Bee. Link to larger image image: Melecta albifrons. Link to larger image
Melecta albifrons,
Common Mourning Bee, male
image: Pair of Osmia rufa (Red Mason-bees). Link to larger image
Osmia bicornis (O. rufa),
Red Mason Bee, male & female
image: Bee-wolf. Link to larger image image: Bee-wolf. Link to larger image image: Bee-wolf. Link to larger image image: Bee-wolf. Link to larger image image: Bee-wolf. Link to larger image image: Bee-wolf. Link to larger image image: Bee-wolf. Link to larger image image: Bee-wolf. Link to larger image
Philanthus triangulum,
Bee-killer Wasp or Bee-wolf, female
image: Bee-wolf. Link to larger image image: Bee-wolf. Link to larger image
Philanthus triangulum,
Bee-killer Wasp or Bee-wolf, male
image: Hornet. Link to larger image image: Hornet. Link to larger image
Vespa crabro,
Hornet, (?male)
image: Common Wasp. Link to larger image image: Vespula vulgaris. Link to larger image image: Common Wasp. Link to larger image
Vespula vulgaris,
Common Wasp, female (queen)

These pages feature photographs of British bees, mostly, with the majority of images being taken in Gosport and Hampshire, in southern England.

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Common names (Scientific names) List

A – G
Bee-wolf or Bee-killer ( Philanthus triangulum )
Brown-banded Carder Bee ( Bombus humilis ?)
Buff-tailed Bumblebee ( Bombus terrestris )
Buffish Mining Bee ( Andrena nigroaenea )
Common Carder Bee ( Bombus pascuorum )
Common Furrow Bee ( Lasioglossum calceatum )
Common Mourning Bee ( Melecta albifrons )
Common Wasp ( Vespula vulgaris )
Early Bumblebee ( Bombus pratorum )
Early Mining Bee ( Andrena haemorrhoa )
Grey-patched Mining Bee ( Andrena nitida )
Gwynne's Mining Bee ( Andrena bicolor )

H – Z
Hairy-footed Flower Bee ( Anthophora plumipes )
Honey Bee ( Apis mellifera )
Hornet ( Vespa crabro )
Large Carder Bee ( Bombus muscorum )
Red Mason Bee ( Osmia bicornis, formerly O. rufa)
sand wasp, a ( Ammophila sabulosa )
Short-fringed Mining Bee ( Andrena dorsata )
Tree Bumblebee ( Bombus hypnorum )
Wool Carder Bee ( Anthidium manicatum )
Yellow-legged Mining Bee ( Andrena flavipes )

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