No Common Name Andrena dunningi Cockerell, 1898  

Description:

A large dark Andrena. The lovely female, in fresh plumage, is relatively easy to identify simply by the orange brown color of its body hairs along with the nearly black hairs located on its hind legs which it uses to carry pollen to its nest. However, after it's been out in the sun for several weeks it can also turn the same off-white coloration that most of the other Andrena bees have in this group. (S. Droege, pers. comm.)

Relationships:

"This is a bee of tree flowers. In particular, it favors Willows, but can be found on a wide variety of spring blooming woody plants, though seemingly avoiding the heath family, which has its own specialists." (S. Droege, pers. comm.)

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A female Andrena dunningi in Harford Co., Maryland (4/29/2013). Image processed by Sue Boo. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Andrena dunningi in Harford Co., Maryland (4/29/2013). Image processed by Sue Boo. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Andrena dunningi in Baltimore City, Maryland (5/15/2009). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)


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