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Epeoloides coecutiens

Epeoloides coecutiens


A striking colored parasite bee species which hosts on Macropis bees. Since Macropis are plant specific bees for Lysimachia plants ( in peticular L. vulgaris) this Epeoloides coecutiens also (indirectly) depens on the presence of Lysimachia plants . Depsite it's striking color this wild bee is very rare in Belgium and aonly about 20 animals are recorded in our national observations database per year ( the database holds millions of transactions per year).

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Vlaanderen, Belgium

Lat: 51.13, Long: 3.48

Spotted on Jul 11, 2011
Submitted on Sep 16, 2014

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