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IMGP0872olA.JPG.jpg10-May-2005Bees tend to be furred and chunky (wasps and Hylaeus are skinny and almost bald). The bulk of wood nesters being Megachildae with big jaws and a pollen brush covering the abdominal venter. Female Osmia tend to be blue black.Hallett, Peter
IMGP0980ectopicAnthidum.JPG.jpg28-Jul-2005The Carder Bee Anthidium manicatum has a characteristic nest of etc. Another view of the same.Hallett, Peter
IMGP0978ectopicAnthidium.JPG.jpg28-Jul-2005The Carder Bee Anthidium manicatum has a characteristic nest of felt (of plant hairs) with a stopper of gravel and rubbish. It is infrequent in this Data Set. Pictured are ectopic or erratic cells formed outside of the cavities provided.Hallett, Peter
IMGP0933olA_ocA.JPG.jpg30-Jun-2005Contrast between Osmial lignaria (mud walls) and Osmia coerulescens (resinous mastic).Hallett, Peter
IMGP0929olA.JPG.jpg30-Jun-2005An early stage for diagnosis but Osmia lignaria is the only bee making pure mud walls in this Data Set.Hallett, Peter
IMGP0869olA_eggs.JPG.jpg5-Aug-2005Eggs or early embryos of the Mason Bee Osmia lignaria.Hallett, Peter
IMGP0940ocA_or_mpA.JPG.jpg6-Jul-2005If these nests develop overwintering dark adults (orange coated males in anterior cells) the diagnosis is Osmia coerulescens, if not it is Megachile pugnata (there are suggestions of bilaminate cross walls here; the female should have spinous cheeks).Hallett, Peter
IMGP0928.JPG.jpg30-Jun-2005Mud nest of the Potter Wasps Symmorphus cristatus which etc. Larger scale. 4.8 mm cavity width is typical for this species.Hallett, Peter
IMGP0927scB_mb.JPG.jpg30-Jun-2005Mud nest of the Potter Wasp Symmorphus cristatus which provisions with tarry black or grey chrysomelid beetle larvae.Hallett, Peter
IMGP0874olA_on_nest.JPG.jpg10-May-2005New nest of Mason Bee Osmia lignaria at bottom, old etc. (Detail).Hallett, Peter
IMGP0873.JPG.jpg10-May-2005New nest of Mason Bee Osmia lignaria at bottom, old just above, remainder the generally late emerging cricket-using wasp Isodontia mexicana.Hallett, Peter
IMGP0932.JPG.jpg30-Jun-2005Osmia lignaria 1-3 up, Isodontia mexicana etc. (Detail). The eyes of the crickets are obvious.Hallett, Peter
IMGP0931olA_imAwar.JPG.jpg30-Jun-2005Osmia lignaria 1-3 up, Isodontia mexicana in 1 and 4-6 up. The Isodontia nest in cavity 6 is the old generation emerged, the new nest in 1 is doomed to be killed next Spring by the earlier emerging Osmia. 8.0 mm cavity width.Hallett, Peter
IMGP0925tfA.JPG.jpg30-Jun-2005Osmia lignaria above and characteristic nests of the sphecid etc (Detail 1).Hallett, Peter
IMGP0924olA_tfA.JPG.jpg30-Jun-2005Osmia lignaria above and characteristic nests of the sphecid Trypoxylon frigidum below, with fly cocoons. 7 cavities of 4.8 mm width.Hallett, Peter
IMGP0926olA.JPG.jpg30-Jun-2005Osmia lignaria and characteristic nests of the sphecid etc. (Detail 2). The often black pollinaceous faeces diagnostic of a bee should not be confused with the parasitoid Melittobia.Hallett, Peter
IMGP0876olA_on_their_nests.JPG.jpg13-May-2005Osmia lignaria in a 6 cavity block with 6.4 mm widths. Abdominal pollen brush well shown. The nests of a species tend to occur in clusters, whether the equipment is initially empty, occupied, or crowded. In 2005 empty space was still available.Hallett, Peter
IMGP0930.JPG.jpg30-Jun-2005Osmia lignaria in cavities 1-3 and 5 up, probably Osmia coerulescens in 4 and 6 up. 6.4 mm cavity widths.Hallett, Peter
IMGP0870olA_egg.JPG.jpg10-May-2005Osmia lignaria on her nest.Hallett, Peter
IMGP0871.JPG.jpg10-May-2005Osmia lignaria on her nest (Ditto).Hallett, Peter
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