AUTUMN BEE: ALSTROEMERIA POLLEN IMMERSION


Small Bee on Alstroemeria, London 1 (Keith Salvesen)

This little bee spent several minutes deep inside this alstroemeria flower, and in the process getting an all-over pollen decoration. It stayed for so long that I decided to investigate. I didn’t have a camera handy, just my phone. In good light, results can be quite satisfactory (in low light or on so-called “zoom”, it’s terrible).

If anyone can ID this bee, please leave a comment.

 Small Bee on Alstroemeria, London 2 (Keith Salvesen)

Small Bee on Alstroemeria, London 3 (Keith Salvesen) Small Bee on Alstroemeria, London 4 (Keith Salvesen) Small Bee on Alstroemeria, London 5 (Keith Salvesen)

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2 thoughts on “AUTUMN BEE: ALSTROEMERIA POLLEN IMMERSION

    1. Philip that sounds pretty likely I think. The right size, definitely. They actually nest in our roof in Dorset, so we see plenty in the garden in summer. But I took this photo in London, where I haven’t particularly noticed them before. Thanks for the ID.

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