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Subfamily Andreninae - Mining Bees

Bee - Andrena nubecula - female Andrena helianthi? - Andrena - female Bee on yellow and white composite - Andrena - female Bee on Potato leaf - Andrena Andrenidae - Andrena carlini - male - female Andrena erigeniae female? - Andrena erigeniae Unknown Andrena - Andrena - female Mining Bee 041117 - Andrena
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Andrenidae (Mining Bees)
Subfamily Andreninae (Mining Bees)
Numbers
>480 spp. in 2 genera in our area; worldwide, over 1,500 spp. in 6 genera of 2 tribes (one tribe contains just 3 spp. from Chile); however, only a dozen spp. belongs to genera other than Andrena(1)
Identification
Apex of marginal cell pointed or narrowly rounded and on the costal margin of the wing. They usually have three submarginal cells.
Range
mostly holarctic, with few spp. in Subsaharan Africa, S. America (a small endemic tribe in Chile), and SE Asia; 2/3 of the spp. in the Old World, but all in the genus Andrena(1)