Roosting Wool Carder Bees

After a warm couple of weeks the temperature dropped suddenly on Tuesday and we’ve had quite a long of rain. From the conservatory window, I noticed a roosting Wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) on a Purple Toadflax flower spike, one of their favourite flowers. As I took a photo I saw there were actually three others roosting nearby, all females. Today it was far too cold for them to be active, so they are braving the weather holding onto the flowers with their jaws, so when the sun…

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