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Andrena (Trachandrena) cleodora melanodora - Andrena cleodora - male

Andrena (Trachandrena) cleodora melanodora - Andrena cleodora - Male
Islip Saddle area, ~6,600ft., San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles County, California, USA
June 2, 2008
Size: 8 mm
On Ceanothus cordulatus.
Saw many more females, fast flying like the males.
Please see this post for a female at the same location: 1 .

ID by John S. Ascher - see comments below.

Moved
Moved from Andrena cleodora.

Andrena (Trachandrena) cleodora melanodora
male

more extensive black hairs than typical cleodora

 
Thanks again!
These bees were rather fun to watch.

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