Barbara's Andrena Andrena barbara Bouseman & LaBerge, 1979  

Status:

Regionally common to sometimes even abundant, this is one of the larger Andrena of the spring. It can occur in almost any habitat, gathering pollen from a wide variety of the abundant pollen and nectar sources that occur in woodlands and surrounding scrub lands.

Description:

There is often just a slight glint of violet metallic sheen to its abdominal segments. In the picture of the face of this species, you can see quite well the slight indentations that make up the facial fovea, why these features are important enough to occur in almost every Andrena species is unknown and why they are aligned with small tiny hairs is also unknown. Something for future researchers to investigate. (As if there wasn't enough). (S. Droege, pers. comm.)

There are 31 records in the project database.

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A female Barbara's Andrena in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/16/2018). Image processed by Greta Forbes. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Barbara's Andrena in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/16/2018). Image processed by Greta Forbe. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Barbara's Andrena in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/16/2018). Image processed by Greta Forbes. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)


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