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Lasioglossum ?? - Andrena - female

Lasioglossum ?? - Andrena - Female
Aromas, San Benito County, California, USA
March 26, 2008
Size: ~8mm
Saw this guy mid-afternoon in our yard on Ceanothus. Maybe a species of Lasioglossum? (live oak/chaparral habitat).

Moved from Andrena auricoma.

Moved from Andrena.


this looks like Andrena auricoma, but there are other similar species

Thank you Dr. Ascher
for IDing the genus & possible species.

No Halictid Bee...
As the nearly straight so-called basal vein of forewing indicates. This one bee could be an Andrena sp, but on the other hand, some Melitta too have the same habitus. Expertise of Dr Ascher is needed.

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