Small solitary bee, body covered in orangey-red hairs. Female has two small 'horns' on face (used to manipulate mud during nest building). Active between late March - early July.
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|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Red Mason Bee||Osmia rufa||
Small solitary bee, body covered in orangey-red hairs. Female has two small 'horns' on face (... more
|Common Carder Bee||Bombus pascuorum||
The Common Carder Bee is most notable for its completely ginger thorax, which is unlike any... more
|Leaf-cutter Bee||Megachile centuncularis||
The underside of the Leaf-cutter Bee's abdomen is orange.