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Species Andrena dunningi - Dunning's Miner

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Classification
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 (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Andrenidae (Miner, Bare-miner, Fairy, and Oxaeine Bees)
Subfamily Andreninae (Miner Bees)
Genus Andrena (Miner Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Melandrena)
Species dunningi (Dunning's Miner)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Andrena viciniformis; Andrena annae
Identification
thoracic hairs a brighter and darker orangish than in other similar species such as A. vicina. Metasomal terga are smooth and the vertex is relatively short (cf. the larger nivalis).
Range
Minnesota to New Brunswick and the New England states, south to North Carolina.
Habitat
usually in or near woodlands
Season
April to June.
Food
Visits flowers from several families. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Print References
Mitchell, T.B. 1960. Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 141.
Bouseman, J. K., LaBerge, W. E. 1978. A revision of the bees of the genus Andrena of the Western Hemisphere. Part IX. Subgenus Melandrena. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 104: 275-390.
Johnson, M. D. 1981. Observations on the Biology of Andrena (Melandrena) dunningi Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, Vol. 54, No. 1: 32-40.