Hairy-Banded Mining Bee

Scientific Name: Andrena hirticincta

Family: Andrenidae

Native Range:

Size: Small – Medium, 0.3 – 0.6 in (7 – 15 mm)*

Nest: Ground (sand, sandy loam, silt loam, sometimes lawns)*

Active: Spring – early summer, fall*

Color and Appearance: Moderately hairy, bands of yellowish hair on abdomen; facial depressions between compound eyes*

Pollen Collection: Scopae upper hind legs*

Flight Distance: ~ 500 yards, 450 m*

*From Heather Holm, Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants. Minetonka: Pollination Press, LLC, 2014., p. 258.

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