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Macropis europaea

Macropis europaea


This species specializes on plants of the genus Lysimachia, mostly Lysimachia vulgaris. Unlike most other solitary bees , Macropis mostly harvest the oily - substance from the plants since Lysimachia actually does not produce (that much ) pollen. They also have a specific parasite Epeoloides coecutiens, which in Belgium is a very rare species. See my observations to see this very colorfull species too

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Vlaanderen, Belgium

Spotted on Jul 20, 2014
Submitted on Sep 16, 2014

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