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Bee - Andrena - female

Bee - Andrena - Female
October Mountain State Forest, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
June 25, 2009
Size: 6 mm (approx.)
I would like to thank my assistant, the Flower Crab Spider in the background, for holding this bee still for me.

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Andrena female
This could be Andrena perplexa. Note the visible pronotal angle characteristic of subgenus Tylandrena.

 
To subgenus?
Should this move to subgenus Tylandrena?

I added a few more shots but I don't think they show the diagnostic features.