No Common Name Andrena illini    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hymenoptera   >   Family Andrenidae   >   Genus Andrena   

Status:

A large bee active in spring. Named after the University of Illinois football team by Wally LaBerge, one of the great taxonomy experts that we recently lost. He was a specialist in Andrena and Melissodes and dabbled in several other genera of bees. (S. Droege, pers. comm.)

Relationships:

Sam Droege associates this species with blackberry blossoms, but adds that, like others of its group, it probably occurs on a wide variety of woody plants.

There are 27 records in the project database.

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A female Andrena illini collected by Timothy McMahon in Somerset Co., Maryland (4/29/2015). Photographed by Hannah Sutton. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Andrena illini collected by Timothy McMahon in Somerset Co., Maryland (4/29/2015). Photographed by Hannah Sutton. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Andrena illini collected by Timothy McMahon in Somerset Co., Maryland (4/29/2015). Photographed by Hannah Sutton. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Andrena illini in Somerset Co., Maryland (2/19/2013). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Andrena illini in Somerset Co., Maryland (2/19/2013). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)


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