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Subgenus Melandrena

Bee for ID - Andrena dunningi Mining Bee (Andrena Sp.) - Andrena barbara - female Andrena sp.? - Andrena carlini - male Bee ID Request - Andrena Bee - Andrena Andrena vicina - Neighborly Miner - Andrena vicina Ground-nesting bee - Andrena dunningi Probable Bee species on Hawthorn - Andrena obscuripennis - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Andrenidae (Miner, Fairy, Allied Panurgine, and Oxaeine Bees)
Subfamily Andreninae (Miner Bees)
Genus Andrena
No Taxon Subgenus Melandrena
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1055790321000841
Subgenera Scoliandrena and Nemandrena and Tylandrena (Author: LaBerge 1964,15 spp., all in our area) are now all jr. syns. of Melandrena.
Scoliandrena could be retained as the "osmioides" species group of the newly expanded Melandrena
Nemandrena could be retained as the "torulosa" species group of the newly expanded Melandrena
Explanation of Names
Author: PÃ(c)rez 1890.
Numbers
25 spp. in our area, 70 spp. total(1)
Range
holarctic, more diverse in Eurasia; all the NA spp. occur in the US, 10 range into Canada and 4 into Mexico(1)