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Species Andrena crataegi - Hawthorn Andrena

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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 (Mining Bees)
Subfamily Andreninae (Mining Bees)
Genus Andrena
No Taxon (Subgenus Plastandrena)
Species crataegi (Hawthorn Andrena)
Size
Female: 10-13 mm. Male: 9-12 mm.
Identification
Dark wings, recurved S6, relatively small head and narrow gena.
Range
Widespread across NA
Food
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.
Remarks
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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