New bee species discovery in the Netherlands


Anthidium septemspinosum bee, photo by Theo Zeegers

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Scientist Theo Zeegers has discovered a bee species, new in the Netherlands. He found it during fieldwork in Ede.

According to the entomologist – who studies insects – the discovery is quite special. …

Zeegers discovered the bee on an industrial estate in the Gelderland province town. “A remarkable place, but in a roadside along the ditch bank where many flowers grow.” He saw the creature among a number of European wool carder bees, which are common in the Netherlands. “There was such a weird beast in between them, that was the new species.”

In total there are now 361 species of bees in the Netherlands.

See also here.

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