Ivy Cellophane Bee on ivy flower

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Ivy bee (aka ivy cellophane bee) on an ivy flower. This species of bee was first reported in southern England in 2001, and has been spreading north since.

A patch of ivy, flowering, was attracting lots of insects: wasps, hoverflies and many of these ivy bees.