Bee Survey 2009

Here is a list of Bees found in the survey work of Doctor Tim Freed in 2009. Some later notes have been added which are in the bracketed sentences. 

APOIDEA (BEES)

APIDAE
Bombinae (Bumblebees)
Bombus hortorum (Garden bumblebee)
Bombus humilis (Brown banded carder bee)
Bombus lapidaries (Red tailed bumblebee)
Bombus lucorum (White tailed bumblebee)
Bombus pascuorum(Common carder bee/brown banded)
Bombus pratorum(Early bumblebee)
Bombus terrestris (Buff tailed bumblebee)
Bombus vestalis (Vestal Cuckoo bee)

Apinae
Apis mellifera (Honeybee)

COLLETIDAE
Hylaeinae
Hylaeus communis (Yellow faced bee)
Hylaeus hyalinatus
Hylaeus pictipes (Unconfirmed)

ANDRENIDAE
Andreninae (Mining Bees or digger bees)
Andrena bicolor
Andrena dorsata
Andrena flavipes
Andrena haemorrhoa (Early Mining Bee)
Andrena pilipes – (RDB3 Nationally Scarce)
Andrena scotica
Andrena wilkella

HALICTIDAE
Halictinae (sweat bees)
Lasioglossum calceatum
Lasioglossum leucozonium
Lasioglossum morio
Halictus tumulorum

MEGACHILIDAE
Megachilinae (Leaf cutter and Mason Bees)
Megachilini
Megachile centuncularis
Megachile ligniseca
Megachile willughbiella
Coelioxys rufescens (cuckoo bee that takes over nests of Megachile spp)
Osmiini
Heriades truncorum (RDB3 – very rare)
Hoplitis claviventris
Osmia leaiana
Osmia rufa
ANTHOPHORIDAE
Anthophorinae (Flower Bees)
Anthophora furcata
Anthophora plumipes

Nomadinae (cuckoo/Nomad bees that take over nests of Andrena spp & some Lasioglossum spp)
Nomada fabriciana
Nomada flava
Nomada flava/panzeri (males cannot be separated!) (panzari’s nomad bee)
Nomada goodeniana
Nomada marshamella
VESPOIDEA & SPHECOIDEA (WASPS)

VESPIDAE
Eumeninae
Ancistrocerus gazelle (European potter wasp or tube wasp)
Symmorphus gracilis (specialist predator of the Cionus weevil larvae)

Vespinae
Vespula vulgaris

SAPYGIDAE (parasites)
Sapyga clavicornis (host is Chelostoma florisomne bee)
Sapyga quinquepunctata (host bee is Osmia rufa)

SPHECIDAE
Cerceris rybyensis (Digger wasp)
Ectemnius continuus (solitary digger wasp)

I also caught 2 species of Chrysid wasp (e.g. ruby tailed wasp) – but have no experience of this difficult group – I will have a go at them sometime in the future.