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Poppy bee (Osmia papaveris or Hoplitis papaveris)

The poppy bee (Osmia papaveris or Hoplitis papaveris) is a solitary wild bee that digs its nest in sandy soil and lines them with pieces of petals from the common poppy (Papaver rhoeas). When a bee emerges after one year, the delicate inner linings remain like housings, sometimes still containing pupae shells. Bamberg, Germany | Mohnbiene, Mohn-Mauerbiene (Osmia papaveris), Landkreis Bamberg, Deutschland

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Poppy bee - Osmia papaveris
The poppy bee (Osmia papaveris or Hoplitis papaveris) is a solitary wild bee that digs its nest in sandy soil and lines them with pieces of petals from the common poppy (Papaver rhoeas). When a bee emerges after one year, the delicate inner linings remain like housings, sometimes still containing pupae shells. Bamberg, Germany  | Mohnbiene, Mohn-Mauerbiene (Osmia papaveris), Landkreis Bamberg, Deutschland