Digging male Andrena barbilabris

Digging male Andrena barbilabris

Postby corzon on 07 Apr 2011, 20:01

I observed this male Andrena barbilabris today in my garden. It harassed the only female around, but when this female was not around I saw the male digging in a fresh sand mound. As males do not provision nests, I found this remarkable. Could it be the male is looking for virgin females??
Andrena barbilabris M 407 hym.jpg
Andrena barbilabris M 412 hym.jpg
Thanks for your attention!

Kind regards,
Cor Zonneveld
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