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Bee's

If your interest is bees, dragonflies, beetles, ants or indeed any other type of insect chat about them, ask questions and share your images here.
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Stuart Taylor
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Bee's

Post by Stuart Taylor » 01 Sep 2012, 09:16

Last year whilst doing my very first bee survey at Borve, Benbecula, I spotted a small black bee with a red tail.
Being relatively new to the islands and also not knowing too much about bee's at the time I logged it as probably being Bombus ruderarius and thought nothing of it. Afew days later I mentioned it to JB who went a little excitable, and asked me if I saw what colour its legs were etc. Well as I didn't get a photograph or specimen it seems that this record will be sadly lost in the ether. However I was talking to a young lady called Hazel last night, and she mentioned a black bee with a red tail which she saw on the islands within the last few days. This was without knowing of my earlier sighting. Where or when this was exactly I do not know, but she intends to bee(sorry) around for a couple of months and will get her to pass details on.

Even though these records may not be 100% is it worth hanging on to them for future use to document futre range changes etc?

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