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Mining Bee

A mining bee, probably a female Andrena haemorrhoa (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae).  Distinguished from  other mining bees with reddish-brown hairs on the thorax and bald black abdomens (Andrena bicolor, Andrena nitida and Andrena thoracica) by the yellow tip to the abdomen.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK on 2013-05-04.

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