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Mining Bee (Andrena rosae)

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Order: Hymenoptera (hy-men-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Apidae
Genus: Andrena
Species: rosae

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Positive bonitin On Jan 10, 2010, bonitin from Gent
Belgium
(Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a rare bee. It can be distinguished from Andrena labiata by the red final edge of the first tergite and the completely red second tergite. It has the size of a honeybee and the females exclusively collect pollen from Umbelliferae flowers. They fly between beginning of July til end August.


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