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Another spring bee - Andrena cornelli - female

Another spring bee - Andrena cornelli - Female
Briar Bush Nature Center, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
May 23, 2008
On azalea, thanks for any help.
Southeastern PA

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Andrena (Andrena) cornelli Viereck, 1907
female

This is the only bee species oligolectic on azalea.

Other Andrena cannot handle its pollen, but this species does so efficiently as it has long, widely spaced scopal hairs.

Note the slender body form, uniform rather long thoracic hairs, and narrow white apical hair bands on the terga.

A very interesting addition to Bugguide.

 
Thanks
I am thrilled. I'll probably use it in the bee booklet that I am preparing. Now I remember having another photo of a bee on azaleas, I'll check on it.

Probably Andrena.
Female, probably in the genus Andrena, but please wait for Dr. Ascher to confirm (and maybe give a subgenus).

 
Thanks
I have been trying to get at least one decent image of this family; may be this is it.

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