Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#270172
Andrena  - Andrena sola - female

Andrena - Andrena sola - Female
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
April 27, 2009
Size: ~12mm
In a Verbena lilacina variety at the gardens.
Is this an Andrena (Trachandrena)?

Moved

I am now confident it is A. sola
because sola is expected in Santa Barbara Co. whereas the very similar A. subtilis should not occur there (see revisions)

 
Thanks John,
for revisiting this!

reminds me of Andrena (Melandrena) sola
but I'm not certain

 
Thanks, John -
Robbin Thorp & Gordon Frankie have been sampling bees at a nearby school garden, last year I think. Perhaps they have seen this, & perhaps I'll get more photos &/ or a specimen on a sunny day.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.