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ivy bee

Peter and Morgan Greenhalf pointed me to a few of these ivy bees feeding on ivy flowers near the Rye Harbour gate yesterday, despite it being rather cold and drear! This species was only found in the UK for the first time in 2001 in Dorset and can now be found all along the south coast of England. It's also a species I have wanted to see for a couple of years! As the name suggests this species feeds almost exclusively on ivy flowers and as this is a late flowering plant can occur right into November!

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