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Hi,

Something has been bugging me for ages about Ashy Miner Bees and it's the three black bumps on the back of their head; logic is saying it's some sort of light detection 'eyes' to help keep them safe from predators, but I don't know for sure!

I have attached a stunning image from Craig Taylor to show these 'eyes'.
Insect Close-up Macro photography Organism Membrane-winged insect

Can any one help?

Thanks,
Nat
 

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Ocellus/Ocelli no? All bees have them.
 

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Yeah I've seen them on other bees too but the Ashy was the last bee I was watching and they seemed bigger, it's still cool though ^^
 
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