Aster Andrena Andrena asteris Robertson, 1891  

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One of the relatively few fall Andrena species. As the name implies, it is a lover of asters, and probably only uses Aster pollen to feed its young. (S. Droege, pers. comm.)

There are 10 records in the project database.

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A male Andrena asteris collected in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/7/2013). Sam Droege notes that this species is a specialist of aster pollen in the fall. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Aster Andrena in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/10/2013). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A male Aster Andrena in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/3/2013). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

An Aster Andrena in Hampshire Co., West Virginia (6/11/2013). Image processed by Brooke Alexander. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

An Aster Andrena in Hampshire Co., West Virginia (6/11/2013). Image processed by Brooke Alexander. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)


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