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Megachile ?

Postby Ragne on 25 Jun 2008, 08:53

Hallo
I am new here on this forum
and know the language is German
but I make a try
Is this a Megachile willughbiella ?
Size: about 15 mm
Location: Southwest Sweden (Västergötland)
Date: 2008-june-24
Habitat: Woodland
You may answer in German
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Ragne
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Re: Megachile ?

Postby Eckart Stolle on 25 Jun 2008, 13:56

Hi & welcome

English is fine. We hav a separate subforum for english threads, but dont worry, i moved your topic.

I cant say too much about the bee, i'm not a specialist for them. But my collegue, Christian, will know more. At the moment it seems that he is on vacation or something. Therefore it might take a few more days for an answer.
From my point of view M.willughbiella looks different - it should have much more reddish colouration. ??
Lets see what Christian says.

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Re: Megachile ?

Postby Ragne on 25 Jun 2008, 16:05

Eckart
Thanks a lot
I thougt this " English" forum was closed becaus ther were no threads
I look forward for a comment from Christian
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Re: Megachile ?

Postby Christian on 29 Jun 2008, 08:45

I think it is Megachile nigriventris. Normally, body color is brownish, but your specimens may be older, and therefore hairs became greyish.

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Re: Megachile ?

Postby Ragne on 29 Jun 2008, 09:04

Christian
Thanks for your information
As you say the colour of the body is not as on the pictures in the gallery
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Re: Megachile ?

Postby Guest on 02 Jul 2008, 23:13

Hi, I'm also new to this forum and I'm probably way off here, but the bee on these pictures reminds me (at least a bit) of Anthophora plumipes that flies around in my garden... Is it a possibility?

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Re: Megachile ?

Postby Eckart Stolle on 03 Jul 2008, 00:05

depending where ur garden is, yes, Anthophora plumipes is rather common in central europe as far as i can remember.

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Re: Megachile ?

Postby Christian on 03 Jul 2008, 17:24

Anthophora has 3 cubital cells in forwing (second row of cells), Megachile as the above photographed specimen only 2 cells.

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