Paranoid I must be, but I am beginning to think they are following me. The bees that is.
I posted on my Dasypoda hirtipes in my garden yesterday and raved about her “pantaloons” and today I go for a walk and meet another well-endowed bee.
I don’t think she is the same species but she is indeed gathering pollen or nectar from Centaurea cyanus which is in the Asteraceae family.
She is certainly a well-endowed bee on the hairy hind leg side. Her white pantloons give her a different look from the yellow ones I am used to seeing. Dasypoda hirtipes has an attractive ginger brown natural colouration to her hind leg hairs. I wonder if she could cover all that up with a mass of white pollen?