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Species Andrena hirticincta - Hairy-banded Mining Bee

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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 (Mining Bees)
Genus Andrena
No Taxon (Subgenus Cnemidandrena)
Species hirticincta (Hairy-banded Mining Bee)
Female: 11-13 mm. Male 8.5-10 mm.
Most of its pubescence has a green-yellow tinge
Minnesota to the New England states and Nova Scotia, south to North Carolina and Georgia.
August to October.
A Solidago specialist. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Print References
Donovan, B. J. 1977. A revision of North American bees of the subgenus Cnemidandrena (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). University of California Publications in Entomology: 1-107.
Internet References