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Photo#1210565
Andrena - Andrena vicina - female

Andrena - Andrena vicina - Female
Pleasantville, Westchester County, New York, USA
April 14, 2016
Size: 2/5" - 1/2"
Showing end of abdomen. Parasites have now been identified as Stylops.

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Moved
Moved from ID Request.

cool, are those strepsipterans on the abdomen?
!!!

 
That's what I was thinking as
That's what I was thinking as well - would love to hear if we're right!

 
How interesting! The poor bee
How interesting! The poor bee! I found this source commenting on Strepsiptera on ANdrenas: J. Strakaa*, K. Rezkovaa, J. Batelkab & L. Kratochvílc, “Early nest emergence of females parasitized by Strepsiptera in protandrous bees (Hymenoptera Andrenidae)". Ethology Ecology & Evolution, Vol. 23, Issue 2, 2011, pp. 97-109. [Retrieved from Web at: < http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03949370.2011.554880?journalCode=teee20>]

 
Parasite posted for ID elsewhere in guide
Since we're not supposed to mix species, I've created a separate post with three pictures of the parasite -- the post is here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1210582

Thanks for your info & interest!

 
Wonderful, thanks!
Wonderful, thanks!