Natural History Photographs

Melecta albifrons
Authority:(Förster, 1771)
Nederlands:Bruine rouwbij
English:Common mourning bee
Deutsch:Gewöhnliche Trauerbiene
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.