Common Bee Wasp Nomada ruficornis

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Classification Order: Hymenoptera – true beesFamily: Apidae

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Identification A Bee which is a wasp mimict it may have red blotches on its abdomen. Males are smaller and hairier than comparitiive females

Phenology April to June.

Life Cycle

Similars Similar to N. panzeri but distinguished by its bifid mandible.