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Green-eyed Bee

Anthophora bimaculata


Green-eyed bee. Has a lighter, fluffy face and is very fast. Attacks other bees and even giant bumble bees by knocking them out in mid flight. Regularly inspects it's area for intruding bees.


Thanks to Martin Moore from RBKA, Florin (Museum ID team) from the Natural History Museum and KristalWatrous who ID'ed for me. Confirmed behaviour on: Confirmed other on:

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berjammar 10 years ago

@KristalWatrous - Thank you very much for the ID :-D
I've found some more information which confirms it's behaviour too.

textless 10 years ago

Excellent photos... good luck with the ID!

Dangermouse 10 years ago

A brilliant photo, stunning clarity. It looks like one of the digger bees to me, something like this

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

Hi. Try this site, it can be very helpful:

berjammar 10 years ago

I think this bee could be from genus Centris. Can anyone confirm?

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Great spotting..Real Pollination scenario..!!

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England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jun 8, 2011
Submitted on Aug 17, 2011


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