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What type of Bee, Essex UK (1 Viewer)

djw0208

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I've been trying to match to various photos and guides, but I'm really not sure. Could anyone help me to ID these please?
 

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djw0208

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Leafhopper? Essex UK

Another one that has me stumped
 

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THE_FERN

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I've been trying to match to various photos and guides, but I'm really not sure. Could anyone help me to ID these please?

It's a funny looking bird with 4 wings... Microraptor perhaps..? (Wrong forum). Think it's an ivy bee, fairly recent colonist.
 

THE_FERN

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That would fit with its being on Ivy flowers :t:
Yup, and if that's not enough, the really bright regular abdominal stripes are indicative. I've (must have been) hiding under a rock somewhere because I only saw this species for the first time recently (but didn't search for it)
 

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