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Unknown Bee - Colletes - female

Unknown Bee - Colletes - Female
Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
August 7, 2004

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An aging...
Plasterer Bee (Colletes sp.), fond of Goldenrod like many members of its genus.

Why do you say aging?

Look at...
the margins of the forewings: younger individuals have smooth ones. Morevoer, the bee's fur is no longer complete.

You're GOOD!
Boy, I was all ready to say that this is a species of Andrena, but then I noticed the sinuous recurrent vein that distinguishes Colletes immediately. Sorry, but I can't easily explain the location of the recurrent vein! Nice call, Richard!

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