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Small Hymenopteran - Andrena - male

Small Hymenopteran - Andrena - Male
Sequim, west of Railroad Bridge Park on the Discovery Trail, Clallam County, Washington, USA
April 20, 2008
Size: 9 mm
This little hymenopteran was on Oregon Grape, Mahonia sp., flowers.

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Cleptoparasite victim?
Looking around for Nomada, regarding another post

I found this bugguide page indicating that Nomada is a cleptoparasite of Andrena.

I photographed the two species two minutes apart, on the same plant.

Andrena sp. - male
Example of a species with large sickle-shaped mandibles in the male gender. just like the very similar Palaearctic A. fulva.

 
Andrena (Andrena) male
typical subgenus as is A. fulva

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