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Mining Bee  - Andrena crataegi

Mining Bee - Andrena crataegi
Coldbrook, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada
June 21, 2013
This bee was fairly large, somewhat smaller than Carpenter Bee so ~15mm. Can Halictus be that large?


Moved from Sweat Bees.

i think this might be Andrena

Andrena Bee
I agree & thanks. Halictus is (supposedly) separated from other bee groups by the sharp angle of the media/basal vein. However the same feature (bent basal vein) is a mark of Andrena. This id also solves the problem I Had with the size.

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