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Tawny Mining Bee (Andrena fulva)

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Order: Hymenoptera (hy-men-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Apidae
Genus: Andrena
Species: fulva

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Positive wallaby1 On Jul 3, 2007, wallaby1 from Lincoln
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a solitary bee which can be seen flying mostly from April to early June. It is a pollinator of early flowering fruit trees and shrubs.

The female will make a nest in loose soil, often in lawns, making a small volcano-like mound with soil excavated for the nest. They nest alone, but there may be more than one nest in the same area. Nesting lasts for only 2-3 weeks, after which the mound will disappear and care should be taken not to confuse this with ant mounds.


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