Heriades truncorum

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Large-headed Resin Bee      Heriades truncorum
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Megachilidae Notes
This species has been considered rare, but seems to be increasing in south-east England, particularly along the Thames Gateway. (Falk, 2015) That perhaps explains why we should find it here, on Wanstead Flats. (

Its association with composites such as ragworts and cat's-ears - which are certainly present on the Flats - is perhaps another reason.
Wanstead Flats, 20 July 2015 (photo by Rose Stephens)
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