Here are some handy ID guides for common UK solitary bee species. They are split into female and male, with a number of easy to remember features. All images were provided by Ed Phillips.

There is a download button below each image to access a PDF file of each ID sheet. 

Note: this is a working progress so bear with me!


Cavity Nesting bees

Red Mason bee (Osmia bicornis)


Blue Mason bee (Osmia caerulescens)