This is a bee I don’t see that often.
It is both northern and Appalachian, but even in those areas it seems to be not terribly common. It looks fairly similar to its cousin Andrena nasonii, but Andrena wheeleri Is a bee that forages on low herbaceous vegetation, mostly.
Just another connector in the largely undocumented web of bees and plants. . Photographs by Kamren Jefferson.
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