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AH_Cuckoo Bee Nomada leucophthalma cleptoparasitic_9156.jpg
Cuckoo Bee {Nomada leucophthalma} about to enter the nest burrow of a Miner Bee {Andrena clarkella}. The cuckoo bee is cleptoparasitic, laying its eggs in nests of other bees in order that their parasitic larvae can feed on the food originally intentended for the host larvae. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April.