Monthly Archives: July 2014

Solitary bees in the garden: Wool carder bees – Anthidium manicatum.

It’s July and the striking black and yellow coloured Wool carder bees are emerging. The males are between 10-16mm whereas the females are smaller: 10-13mm. Below a male resting on a leaf. In the field, the difference between the sexes … Continue reading

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