Andrena auricoma

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Andrena auricoma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Andrenidae
Genus: Andrena
A. auricoma
Binomial name
Andrena auricoma
Smith, 1879

Andrena auricoma is a species of mining bee in the family Andrenidae.[1][2][3]

Andrena auricoma females are 8 to 10 mm in length, and males are 6 to 9 mm long. It is found in the western United States, and is relatively rare outside California. It looks very similar to Andrena astragali but is smaller.[4]


  1. ^ "Andrena auricoma Species Information". Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  2. ^ "Andrena auricoma Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  3. ^ "Andrena auricoma Overview". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  4. ^ LaBerge, W. E.; Ribble, D. W. (1975). "A revision of the bees of the genus Andrena of the Western Hemisphere. Part VII. Subgenus Euandrena". Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 101.

Further reading

  • Arnett, Ross H. (30 July 2000). American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-8493-0212-1.
  • Sharkey, M.J. (2007). Phylogeny and Classification of Hymenoptera. Zootaxa. 309. pp. 13–48.
  • Sharkey, M.J.; Carpenter, J.M.; Vilhelmsen, L. (2012). "Phylogenetic relationships among superfamilies of Hymenoptera". Cladistics. 28 (1): 80–112.

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