Andrena prunifloris Cockerell, 1898
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Subgenus: Uncertain

Andrena prunifloris, female, face
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Andrena prunifloris, female, face

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Andrena prunifloris, female, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Andrena prunifloris, female, side

Andrena prunifloris, female, top
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Andrena prunifloris, female, top

Andrena prunifloris, female, wing
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Andrena prunifloris, female, wing

Andrena prunifloris, face
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Andrena prunifloris, face

Andrena prunifloris, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 1
Andrena prunifloris, side
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Reprinted from: Cockerell, T.D.A. 1898. New bees from New Mexico. Canadian Entomologist 30: 146-148. The copyright on this work has expired.

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FEMALE. Slightly over 10mm long, black, with grayish-white to white pubescence; hind tibia, and all the tarsi, bright ferruginous. Head broad, facial quadrangle broader than long; face hairy, but not so as to hide the surface; clypeus minutely rugose and strongly punctured, with a small shining space in the median line not far from the anterior margin; frons straight, with punctures between the ridges; vertex minutely tessellate, and punctured; antennae dark, flagellum only faintly brown towards the end, first flagellar joint fully as long as the two following together; process of labrum broad and low, feebly emarginated; mandibles wholly dark. Thorax with rather abundant pubescence not hiding the surface, grayish-white or very pale mouse colour on mesothorax, otherwise white; mesothorax microscopically tessellate, with strong, rather close punctures; metathorax dull, enclosure triangular, ill-defined, with irregular feeble raised lines. Tegulae piceous; wings smoky subhyaline, nervures and stigma dark brown, third submarginal cell narrowed about one half to marginal. Abdomen somewhat depressed, shining, very distinctly punctured; hind margins of the third and fourth segments with entire dense snow-white bands, second segment with a similar band broadly interrupted in the middle, first with only patches of white pubescence at the sides; anal fimbria sooty.

HABITAT. Paraje, N. M., April 11, at flowers of plum. Allied to A. viola, Rob.

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