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Epeoloides coecutiens

Epeoloides coecutiens

Description:

A rather rare cuckoo bee discovered while sleeping in the grass. The host of this bee are Macropis bees. Macropis bees live from Lysmachia plants only So this cuckoo bee also depends on that plant, even if it doesn't visit the plant himself.



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12 Comments

Stunning!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 3 years ago

Congrats !!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 3 years ago

Wow! Really beautiful photos! Congratulations!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 years ago

Congratulations Henk Wallays !

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 3 years ago

Congrats Henk Wallays! Great SOTD.

Yasser
Yasser 3 years ago

Henk, another stunning Spotting of the Day for you! Congratulations on the recognition and thank you so much for sharing such fantastic photos with our community. We've shared the news with our Facebook and Twitter friends as well. Congrats again!

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HenkWallays
HenkWallays 3 years ago

Thnaks for all the fine comments. It is indeed a rather rare bee, although it is very easy to recognize only 58 specimens have been observed in the last 15 years for Belgium, form which I've been able to detect 17 in my region only.

arlanda
arlanda 3 years ago

wonderful spotting!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 3 years ago

In which place did you see it? Lovely, I would like to find these but indeed they must be rare here in Belgium.

DavidMroczkowski
DavidMroczkowski 3 years ago

excellent! excellent! Excellent!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Fabulous! I guess pic 3 is sleeping position with mandibles locked on ?

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing this wonderful spotting (photos and information).

Vlaanderen, Belgium

Lat: 51.13, Long: 3.48

Spotted on Jul 12, 2015
Submitted on Jul 14, 2015

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