Andrena clarkella on the wing

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Nigel Jones
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Andrena clarkella on the wing

News from Ian Cheeseborough who has seen a few Andrena clarkella males emerged from nests at Ellesmere in north Shropshire today. This is our earliest ever Shropshire sighting by 13 days.

 

Anyone else seen anything?

colonus
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First Bombus hypnorum and Bombus pratorum

Hallo Nigel

The first Bombus hypnorum queen was seen near Windsor on Sunday 16 Feb 2014. Another queen was seen today at Steep near Petersfield. Also there was a queen B.pratorum today at Ashford Hangers near Petersfield.

Steve
21:00 Saturday 22 Feb 2014.

Stuart Roberts
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Anthophora plumipes

And I have had a couple of male Anthophora plumipes males in my garden today (26 Feb) visiting Pulmonaria (which is in full flower)

colonus
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Anthophora plumipes + B.lucorum and B.hortorum

I also had one male A.plumipes briefly early this afternoon (26 Feb) on Lonicera fragrantissima.

I also saw 5 species of bumblebee around Yateley today. B.terrestris, B.hypnorum (from 16 Feb), B.pratorum (from 22 Feb), B.lucorum (first yesterday 25 Feb) and B.hortorum (first today 26 Feb).

Steve
20:40 Wednesday 26 Feb 2014
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Rosie Earwaker
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Andrena clarkella and bumbles

Saw my first Andrena clarkella of the year today (a male). There were signs of activity (excavations) from the 24th February. We've got a couple of colonies here on the sandy heathland in Sandy, Beds.

Also saw quite a few queen bumblebees out today - Bombus hypnorum, B. lapidarius and B. terrestris.

Ed Phillips
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Andrena clarkella females

Went back to the site (Brandon Marsh reserve, Warwickshire) where I saw male A. clarkella on 24/02/14. There were 5-6 recently-emerged females today and dozens of males. Was around 10 degrees C.

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