Striped Nomia (Nomia strigata) with dusting of pollens

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A Striped Nomia (Nomia strigata) was spotted at Coney Island on 10 April 2022 by Soh Kam Yung. It is a soil nesting bee that visits the flowers of cultivated shrubs, including brinjals and chillies. This bee has been dusted with pollen on its head and back.

On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/110954574 ]

A Nomia strigata dusted with pollens. Photo by Soh Kam Yung.

Family                           : Halictidae

Interesting snippets      : Also known as Pearly-banded bee and is solitary in behaviour.  Nests underground solitarily. Collects nectar while buzzing loudly. Commonly seen in Singapore parks and gardens.

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