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Long-horned bee, Abeja de cuernos largos

Eucera longicornis


Lonely bee with large body covered with dense white or yellowish hair. The male is somewhat larger than a Honey Bee has very long antennae. The female does not have long antennae and is more robust. Both sexes are most easily found by searching large patches of Meadow Vetchling Lathyrus pratensis in May, though they will also visit clovers, vetches and other legumes. Males can be important pollinators of certain orchids.


Spotted in dispersed mediterraneans forest with Holm oaks


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/400 sec.; f/10; ISO Speed Rating: 200. Focal Length: 300.0 mm.

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Apr 12, 2013
Submitted on Apr 27, 2013

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