Osmia xanthomelana (Kirby, 1802)
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Subgenus: Melanosmia

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Female leaving her nest burrow. Grmada, Polhograjsko hribovje, May 2006.


Osmia xanthomelana (Kirby, 1802)



European species. In Slovenia in the Polhograjsko hribovje (Polhov Gradec hills, pre-Alpine region) and Kraški rob (Karst edge, sub-Mediterranean region).

Oligolectic species, specialized on Fabaceae ( Hippocrepis, Lotus ).

Clay cells of a nest are built in a grass tussock, among roots in loose ground, in spruce needles, in decaying wood, etc.

Univoltine. Flies in May and June.


Female collecting clay for nest construction. Kavčič, Rakitovec, Kraški rob, May 2009 (above and below).




Razširjenost vrste v Sloveniji.

Znana je iz Polhograjskega hribovja in s Kraškega roba.



Andrej Gogala: Bee fauna of Slovenia


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