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Bee - Melecta pacifica

Bee - Melecta pacifica
Wildwood Park; Radford, Virginia, USA
April 18, 2016
I'd like an ID, please, for this critter on Lithospermum canescens.

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Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Bee
Possibly something in the genus Andrena, I'm not sure. Please wait for an expert opinion.
Most flies don't have these short furry legs and long antennae.

 
Thanks, Bob
You are absolutely correct! I was not looking closely by the time I posted this critter.

 
Not quite
I think this is actually a much rarer find.

Looks like Melecta pacifica atlantica!

 
Now that's exciting!
Thank you very much, John. I'm assuming that it's a first of the species and also subspecies for Bug Guide. I wish I had an image from another angle, but all the others were poor quality and the critter didn't linger.

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