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Which bee? - Andrena pruni - female

Which bee? - Andrena pruni - Female
Herring Run Park, Baltimore City County, Maryland, USA
April 23, 2007
Observed on Alliaria petiolata blooms.

Images of this individual: tag all
Which bee? - Andrena pruni - female Which bee? - Andrena pruni - female Which bee? - Andrena pruni - female Which bee? - Andrena pruni - female


Moved from Andrena.

Moved back to genus.
Moved from Subgenus Melandrena.
According to John it could be one of either two subgenera.

Moved from Andrena.

Andrena (Trachandrena)?
Compare here.

no, the resemblance is superficial (color)
this is probably an Andrena (Melandrena) or if not A. (Tylandrena) perplexa

It could be A. pruni but there are other possibilities

Moved from Andrena.

List of MD Andrena spp.
Should the Andrena guide page be subdivided into subgenera to better sort the unidentified bee images therein?

Can we get closer to an id on this if the "not this" species are ruled out from this list?

Andrena (Andrena) frigida
Andrena (Andrena) milwaukeensis

Andrena (Bythandrena) perplexa
Andrena (Bythandrena) carlini
Andrena (Bythandrena) pruni

Andrena (Conandrena) bradleyi
Andrena (Conandrena) carolina

Andrena (Cnemidandrena) hirticincta
Andrena (Cnemidandrena) nubecula

Andrena (Gonandrena) fragilis
Andrena (Gonandrena) robertsonii

Andrena (Gymnandrena) bisignata
Andrena (Gymnandrena) hilris

Andrena (Iomelissa) violae

Andrena (Leucandrena)placida

Andrena (Micrandrena) miserabilis
Andrena (Micrandrena) miserabilis bipunctata
Andrena (Micrandrena) personata
Andrena (Micrandrena) ziziae
Andrena (Micrandrena) ziziaeformis

Andrena (Mimandrena) imitatrix
Andrena (Mimandrena) verna

Andrena (Parandrena )nida

Andrena (Pterandrena) aliciae
Andrena (Pterandrena) asteris
Andrena (Pterandrena) braccata

Andrena (Ptilandrena) erigeniae

Andrena (Scaphandrena) arabis

Andrena (Schizandrena) crataegi

Andrena (Simandrena) nasonii
Andrena (Simandrena) uvulariae

Andrena (Opandrena) cressoni

Andrena (Thysandrena) geranii
Andrena (Thysandrena) lata
Andrena (Thysandrena) phaceliae

Andrena (Trachandrena) alleghaniensis
Andrena (Trachandrena) forbesii
Andrena (Trachandrena) hippotes
Andrena (Trachandrena) ilicis
Andrena (Trachandrena) pseudobscura
Andrena (Trachandrena) rehni
Andrena (Trachandrena) rugosa
Andrena (Trachandrena) spiraena
Andrena (Trachandrena) virginiana


the names and subgeneric placements
listed here are outdated

comments on other image of this specimen. moving this back to andrena. post your suggestion on subdivisions of Andrena in the forum on taxonomic suggestions.

Images IDed to genus shouldn't be moved back out to ID request. If you like, contact any of the people who specialize in bees and ask them to take another look at these specific photos.

Moved from Bees.

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