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Photo#273203
Tiny Mining Bee - Andrena piperi - female

Tiny Mining Bee - Andrena piperi - Female
Lake Elizabeth, Fremont, Alameda County, California, USA
May 7, 2009
Size: ~1cm

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Tiny Mining Bee - Andrena piperi - female Tiny Mining Bee - Andrena piperi - female Tiny Mining Bee - Andrena piperi - female Tiny Mining Bee - Andrena piperi - female

Moved
Moved from Andrena.

Andrena female
note narrow facial foveae

My first impression is that this could be Andrena (Micrandrena) piperi Viereck, 1904, but I'm not sure and can't check specimens until Monday.

 
Any Luck?
Any luck determining if this is a piperi?

 
Thanks for your time...
John,

Thanks for your time in identifying this bee.

How you could come up with the Andrena piperi out of all those Andrena species is beyond me!

Searched the web for any Andrena piperi photo or drawing to help but came up with nothing.

There are lots of them here and I could probably take more (better) photos if you need them.

 
please take more photos
many common species in your area (and nearly everywhere else) have never been identified from photos by anyone ever (hence lack of images on the web)

 
Other Bee Images
John,

If you want to look at other Bee images I have collected but not posted on BG, see my private site Bee pages from Lake Elizabeth and Home.

Anything with a caption of just "Bee", hasn't been posted. Let me know if you can id any and/or if you want me to post them.

I'll be on the lookout for more come Spring :)

 
Spring...
You'll have to wait until Spring for more :)

Did you decide this really is a piperi?

 
I believe it is
note very narrow facial foveae and gray tomentum covering scutum

Lasioglossum?
.

 
Might be...

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