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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Andrena principalis

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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 Erandrena)
Species principalis (Andrena principalis)
Explanation of Names
Author: LaBerge 1985.
Range
CA, AZ, and Mexico
Food
One of the Arctostaphylos specialists. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
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