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brown bee - Andrena crataegi

brown bee - Andrena crataegi
Decorah Prairie, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
May 30, 2018
Size: 10 mm
I think this brown bee is in the Genus Andrena because it has distinct facial foveae. I did not see very many brown Andrena bees as I looked through the guide pages, but enough to know I cannot take this bee down to species. My best "guess" was Andrena wilkella. I did read that it is very difficult to nail down species from just photos in the Andrena genus.

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Wow, thanks so much for taking this Andrena bee down to species, John! I checked out other images of A. ctataegi after you identified this specimen and noticed the lack of distinct bands and rather glossy look to its dark brown abdomen. I had originally thought this might be an old bee and the light banding hairs had just worn off. I really appreciate your help as I try to learn the bees in my area.

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