Andrena (Andrena) clarkella

Andrena, commonly called the mining bee, is the largest genus in the family Andrenidae, and is nearly worldwide in distribution, with the notable exceptions of Oceania and South America. With over 1,300 species, it is one of the largest of all bee genera. Species are often brown to black with whitish abdominal hair bands, though other colors are possible, most commonly reddish, but also including metallic blue or green.

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5 Responses to Andrena (Andrena) clarkella

  1. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Lovely photo of a lovely bee:)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. tootlepedal says:

    A great shot. Did you glue the bee down?

    Liked by 1 person

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