Warm March sunshine should rouse a few garden bees from their winter slumber, including this bumblebee-lookalike. Also known as the hairy-footed flower bee, it has unusually long-haired legs, but they aren’t a feature you tend to notice, particularly as this solitary bee likes to dart rapidly between flowers. Most individuals will be bright ginger males. You may also spot some of the strikingly different, small, all-black females – if one pauses long enough, look for an orange tuft on her last pair of legs.
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