Nomada sp.

Nomada bees are cuckoo bees in the family Apidae.

With over 850 species, the genus Nomada is one of the largest genera in the family Apidae, and the largest genus of kleptoparasitic “cuckoo bees”.

This species is very common and are easily confused with wasps.

As a cuckoo bee, it attacks the nests of bees in the genus Andrena of the family Andrenidae, and deposits its eggs inside. When the cuckoo larvae hatch, they eat the host’s eggs and devour the stores of nectar and pollen left by the mother for her offspring.

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