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Solitary Bee; Avispa solitaria

Anthophora alluaudi


Solitary bee that shows a tendency to gregariousness in the construction of their nests, made of mud in places more or less earthy. In the picture is pollinating an Alheli del Teide, an Canary Islands endemic plant.


Endemic to the Canary Islands. A. alluaudi is found in open Pinus canariensis forests at 2,000 m asl in Tenerife, having been recorded up to 2,300 m asl. Spotted at Parque Nacional del Teide


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/500 sec., f/11, ISO Speed Rating: 200. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. No flash fired.javascript:linkBlankFlange()

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Canarias, Spain

Spotted on Mar 16, 2016
Submitted on Jun 30, 2016

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