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Sphecodes species

Sphecodes species


In dutch the genus Sphecodes is also called 'blood bees'. They are a group of red colored bees which parasite host- specific on other solitary bees like Andrena, Lasioglossum, Halictus and Colletes. Sphecodes species are very difficult to tell apart unless you put them under a microscope, hence this iamge will have to remain labelled as 'species'

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Vlaanderen, Belgium

Lat: 51.08, Long: 3.57

Spotted on Mar 24, 2014
Submitted on Sep 14, 2014

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