Natural History Photographs

Hymenoptera - Anthophila - Apidae

Melecta albifrons
Amstelveen, the Netherlands; 4 April 2007.
Feeding at Dandelion (Taraxacum spec.)
Cuckoo bee of Anthophora plumipes

Melecta spec.
Nemrut caldera (Bitlis), Turkey; 7 June 2010.

Cuckoo bee of Anthophora species. This Melecta species might be
in a model-mimic relationship with the hoverfly, Merodon quadrinotata.