Megachile spp_Onoclea sensibilis__ – Anthidium manicatum European Woolcarder Bee, m&f – Anthidium manicatum – male – female European. Male & Female Wool Carder Bees – Anthidium manicatum – male – female Wool Carder Bee – nest building – Anthidium manicatum – female. Discover Life’s page about the biology, natural history, ecology, identification and distribution of Anthidium manicatum – — Discover Life.

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Species Anthidium manicatum – European Woolcarder –

They carry this hair bundled beneath their bodies to be used as a nest lining. Females largely use the hairs of Lamiaceaeespecially those of the genus Betonica or Stachys.

Copulations occur repeatedly and regularly in both sexes. It was accidentally introduced into North America from Europe sometime in the mid 20th century.

Anthidium manicatumcommonly called the European wool carder bee[1] is a species of bee in the family Megachilidaethe leaf-cutter bees or mason bees. Year profile last updated Proofed: Studies have shown that A. This species belongs to the family Megachilidae and the order Hymenopterawhich consists of organisms such as ants, bees and wasps, and the superfamily Apoideawhich is more specific to bees and wasps.


The mating system of A. Retrieved 11 October Get involved Volunteer Events BeeWalk. This species is certainly under-recorded in Britain. Males significantly larger than females. The species has earned the colloquial name ‘wool-carder bee’ from this habit.

Females comb wool fibres from plants to use as nesting material, while males fiercely guard janicatum of these plants for potential mates. Click the contributor’s name for licensing and usage information. The abdominal spots are smaller and the apex is rounded. Although it does not tear other males apart, the abdominal armature of a male A.

They also have visible spikes at the end of their abdomen. Anthidium manicatum is originally an Old World bee. antyidium

This insect was accidentally introduced into the United States from Europe sometime prior towhen it was discovered in New York State. The two species have similar spiniform pygidiaas well as largely rounded sixth sterna although that of Anthixium. This page was last edited on 4 Novemberat Anthidium manicatum Linnaeus Archived copy as title Articles with ‘species’ microformats CS1 maint: Females collect “down” from such plants as lamb’s ears Stachys byzantina.


Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: Retrieved from ” https: Males are large, with a series of yellow spots down the sides of the abdomen, making them very distinctive. Such mating and territorial behavior in bees has also been observed in Anthidiellum notatumAnthidiellum perplexumand Anthidium banningense.

Resource defence polygyny, as this behaviour is called, is discussed by Severinghaus, Kurtac and Eickwort and is summarised by Thomhill and Alcock Varied, including private gardens both in rural and urban areasopen broadleaved woodland, chalk grassland, coastal sand dunes and landslips.

Being a member of the Anthidiini tribe of megachilid bees, A. This may also be to avoid nest usurpation by other female A.

Beginners bees, wasps & ants: Anthidium manicatum – wool-carder bee

They have pale hair around the sides of the thorax and abdomen, and on the head. Recently since about the bee has become locally common in many sites in southern England after a long period of scarcity. They then roll up the trichomes into a ball and bring them to a preexisting cavity.