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Can someone please identify this Bee?

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Can someone identify this please?

https://flic.kr/p/mSnfgi

     
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Hi Mark,

Lovely photo !

I presume the photo was taken in the UK.
Well it’s not a bumblebee, or a honey bee.
That means it is a Solitary Bee of which we have over 200 types.
I suggest that you try having a look at the BWARS website.

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Looks like Melecta albifrons , and likely a male going by the long antenna. This is the cuckoo be of Anthophora plumipes AKA the ‘Hairy-footed flower bee’.

     
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Lovely photo and a real handsome bee !
Not a bee I am familiar with - doesn’t seem to be many records in South/West wales !

Mark, in what area do you live ?

Kevin