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Two in two days, and coincidentally this new species belongs in the same family as yesterdays Sharp-Tail Bee. It really does pay to go back over the hundreds of photographs digital photography allows you to take. This one totally bypassed us until now. Photographed on the 26th June 2021, another listed as Most Likely SpeciesContinue reading “Willughby’s Leafcutter Bee – New Garden Species (MLS)”
Just going through some of this summers photographs and one bee I had thought was another Ashy Mining Bee I noticed had a strange bottom (or more accurately spines on tergites 5 and 6), this meant this was in fact a Sharp-tailed bee species. We think it’s possibly a Large Sharp-tailed Bee (Coelioxys conoidea) butContinue reading “Sharp-tailed Bee – New Garden Species (MLS)”
For the first time we have to consider what to do when we actively introduce a native species to the garden unintentionally. In this case I was recently visiting a private woodland (with the owners permission) and I came back with a small branch I felt would look nice alongside the wetland/pond area we created.Continue reading “Chlorociboria aeruginascens or Green Elf Cup – New Garden Species. But should it be?”
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