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Wol- en harsbijen
Fabricius, 1804
Megachilidae
Megachilinae
Anthidium
061
5
5
June till September
3 species (60%)


Grote wolbij -  photo: dr. Heiko Bellmann
Grote Wolbij
Anthidium manicatum
photo:dr. Heiko Bellmann

description:
Anthidium is a genus of bees often called mason or potter bees, who use conifer resin, plant hairs, mud, or a mix of them to build nests. They are in the family Megachilidae which is cosmopolitan in distribution and made up of species that are mostly solitary bees with pollen-carrying scopae that are only located on the ventral surface of the abdomen. Other bee families have the pollen-carrying structures on the hind legs. They fly all summer and make the nests in holes in the ground, walls or trees, with hairs plucked from plants. Three Anthidium bees are on the Dutch Red List. (RL)
  Dutch name Scientific name Rareness Number
RL Grote harsbij Anthidium byssinum very rare 061001
  Grote wolbij Anthidium manicatum not common 061002
RL Tweelobbige wolbij Anthidium oblongatum very rare 061003
RL Kleine wolbij Anthidium punctatum rare 061004
  Kleine harsbij Anthidium strigatum not common 061005

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