Is this an Andrena? --> Osmiini

Is this an Andrena? --> Osmiini

Postby rafael_carbonell on 15 Jan 2018, 23:21

Visiting Scabiosa atropurpurea [Iberian peninsula: Catalonia: Girona: Beuda, July the 14th, 2016, 380 m a.s.l.]
Is this an Osmia? Female (12 antennal segments)+3 submarginal cells + maybe parapsidal lines
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Re: Is this an Andrena?

Postby Darek Ogrodnik on 20 Jan 2018, 12:54

Are you sure it has 3 submarginal cells? Megachilidae have 2. It looks more like a Hoplitis than Osmia. Side view would be helpful
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Re: Is this an Andrena?

Postby rafael_carbonell on 25 Jan 2018, 19:24

Yes, I have been redrawing the wing veins and may be they are just two cells, and Hoplitis matches better than Osmia. Unfortunately I have not got side pictures of the bee.

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Re: Is this an Andrena?

Postby Darek Ogrodnik on 07 Feb 2018, 16:27

It also might be very worn Osmia(Allosmia) -rufohirta or close. Allosmia species look much like Hoplitis-slender with parapsidial lines longer than a typical Osmia.
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