Osmia adunca or Chelostoma rapunculi

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Osmia adunca or Chelostoma rapunculi

Postby LakeSide on 06 Jul 2008, 07:44

This photo was made in Holland on May 28. Is it the rare Osmia adunca or the more common Chelostoma rapunculi?

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Re: Osmia adunca or Chelostoma rapunculi

Postby Christian on 06 Jul 2008, 20:44

It is a male of Chelostoma rapunculi. Osmia adunca feeds on Echium vulgare, and normally not visits Campanula, even the males.

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