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Andrena flavipes

Andrena flavipes
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-04-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-04-24 11:31
Viewed: 1097
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Andrena flavipes Panzer, 1799
Hymenoptera: Andrenidae
Common name:Yellow-legged Mining-bee

The Yellow-legged mining bee is a solitary bee 8-12 mm long very common in gardens, parks, south-facing cliffs, grasslands, orchards and on the edges of cropped agricultural land.

The bee has a two flight periods each year. It flies
from March to May, and again from June to early
August. The spring generation is usually much more
numerous than the summer generation, with thou-
sands of individuals at favoured sites.

Andrena flavipes nests are constructed in the ground,
and are often found in dense aggregations in suit-
able,exposed banks and cliffs, tended lawns, flower
beds, roadside verges and in sparsely vegetated field
Pollen is collected from a wide range of plants in-
cluding flowering trees and shrubs, weeds and gar-
den species. For the upper reason is a very valuable polinator.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-04-24 12:04]

Hi Nikos,excellent macro with good details on the bee,and the composition too is lovely,so colorful and so rich,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Nice macro of the Mining Bee, Nikos.
I like the way its leg is loaded with pollen.
A pleasant looking composition with the flower.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-04-27 18:26]

Hello Nikos,
What a neat shot of this pollen covered bee. The bright colors and fine detail immediately captured my attention. Reminds me somewhat of the sweat bees that we have here in Ohio. I really like the off center placement of the bee and the exposure is perfect.

Hello Nikos,
Beautiful colour combination. Well captured this bee. Good details and composition. Exposure is also looks perfect here.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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