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Species Andrena crataegi

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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
No Taxon (Subgenus Plastandrena)
Species crataegi (Andrena crataegi)
Explanation of Names
crataegi = from the plant genus Crataegus Tourn. ex L. (hawthorn, quickthorn, thornapple, May-tree, whitethorn, hawberry, etc.)
Female: 10-13 mm. Male: 9-12 mm.
Dark wings, recurved S6, relatively small head and narrow gena.
Widespread across NA
Polylectic. Collects pollen from many species of different families. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Not closely related to any of the other Plastandrena of North America.
See Also
Sometimes confused with species of the subgenus Trachandrena.
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