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Mining bee; Abeja minera

Panurgus sp.


Probably Panurgus calcaratus. Panurgus is a genus of mining bees belonging to the family Andrenidae. Panurgus species are small to medium in size, reaching 5–14 millimetres. Most species are almost entirely black. The hair is relatively sparse, but the male has a thick, long, black facial hair. The body surface area largely bald and shiny. The abdomen has a typical, slightly diamond-shaped outline. Panurgus have one generation per year, adults can be found especially in late Summer. They are dependent on Asteraceae as a pollen source and they prefers yellow flowers. The nests are laid in sandy soil or loess.


Spotted at a Holm oak forest


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired

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arlanda 10 years ago

Identified as Panurgus sp.

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on May 6, 2014
Submitted on Jun 9, 2014

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