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Species Andrena nubecula - Cloudy-winged Miner

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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, Bare-miner, Fairy, and Oxaeine Bees)
Subfamily Andreninae (Miner Bees)
Genus Andrena (Miner Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Cnemidandrena)
Species nubecula (Cloudy-winged Miner)
Size
Male 6 mm, female 8-9 mm.
Identification
It is distinguished by the absence of apical hair on metasomal tergum 1 with the wings strongly darkened apically and in the marginal cell; and the males with the posterior margin of the gena rounded or with a weak spine. According to Discover Life
Range
Minnesota to the New England states and eastern Canada, south to North Carolina and Georgia. In Canada it ranges west to British Columbia.
Season
August to October.
Food
Recorded on Aster, Chrysothamnus, Eupatorium, Solidago, Symphyotrichum, Melilotus, and Spiraea. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
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