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Species Andrena prunorum

Mining Bee - Andrena prunorum - female Colorful bee - Andrena prunorum - female Andrena prunorum? - Andrena prunorum - female female bee on phacelia - Andrena prunorum - female Lasioglossum?  - Andrena prunorum - female Orange-legged Bee - Andrena prunorum - male Andrena prunorum? - Andrena prunorum - male Mining Bee? - Andrena prunorum - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Apoidea (clade Anthophila) - Bees)
Family Andrenidae (Miner, Fairy, Allied Panurgine, and Oxaeine Bees)
Subfamily Andreninae (Miner Bees)
Genus Andrena
No Taxon (Subgenus Plastandrena)
Species prunorum (Andrena prunorum)
Other Common Names
Purple Miner Bee
Explanation of Names
Author: Cockerell, 1896.
prunorum = from the Latin prūnōrum ('prunus, plum tree')
Variable in color across its range. The darkened wingtip is a helpful trait. Males often with the clypus yellow.
Western half of NA but has been collected MA
Visits flowers from several families. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Internet References
Nesting biology. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society