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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Female Mining Bee (genus: Andrena)

This small bee was in my garden and seemed to have a more controlled flight that most bees I have observed. It flew in a steady, slow and generally straight direction. It had full pollen baskets on its legs, and almost appeared to be wearing trousers.

Mining Bee (Andrena sp.)
mining bee (genus: Andrena)

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