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Pluimvoetbijen
Pluimvoetbij
Dasypoda hirtipes
(Fabricius, 1793)

Melittidae
Dasypodainae
Dasypoda
051001
June till September
begin August
end July

12-15 mm
12-15 mm

nest in sand
nests often in groups

common
160
least concern
stable



Pluimvoetbij, Huib Koel

Pluimvoetbij (v)
Dasypoda hirtipes
photo: Huib Koel, Mantingerzand, 2011

H. Koel, AWD, aug 2003

Pluimvoetbij (m)
photo: Huib Koel, AWD 2004

pluimvoetbij Hillegom

300 nests in front of trainstation Hillegom, 2015
vliegkalender
description:
The family Dasypodaidae is a small bee family, with more than one hundred species worldwide in eight genera, found in Africa and the northern temperate zone, primarily in dry habitats.

They are typically small to moderate-sized bees, with shaggy scopae, and are commonly oligolectic. All members of this family have two submarginal cells in the forewing.

Only one species of Dasypodaidae is known in The Netherlands:Dasypoda hirtipes.
  seen on plants: Composieten
Schermhavikskruid
Echt bitterkruid
Akkermelkdistel
Jacobskruiskruid
Asteraceae
Hieracium umbellatum
Picris hieracioides
Sonchus arvensis
Senecio jacobaea
  parasite: Zwartsprietwespbij
vliegen
Nomada flavopicta
Sarcophagidae

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