Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Friday, 9 August 2013

Wool-carder bees

The photos are of Wool-carder Bees (Anthidium manicatum) on Lamb's Ear plants (Stachys byzantina) at Pennar, Pembroke Dock. I saw them during the last week of July and was told they have been there for at least three weeks. They have been scraping the down from the plant leaves to line their nests. One has a nest in an old piece of driftwood used as an ornament on the patio. I saw at least two females and one male which was aggressively defending "his" plants.

Dennis Trunecka.

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