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Andrena vaga with Nomada lathburiana 5X retarded

Females of Nomada lathburiana are laying eggs inside the nests of Andrena vaga. The Nomada larva is consuming the pollen. Nomada lathburiana is sometimes called a cuckoo bee of Andrena vaga. Nomada females are patrolling the Andrena nest site and are inspecting the soil with their antennae. In this animation a Nomada female is digging without much success.

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In the film below the Nomada is making toilet.

Here Nomada is looking for an Andrena female.

 

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