We process thousands of specimens a year.
In general, most species are a bit bedraggled, pollen covered, clumped hair, legs/antennae askew… that sort of thing. Particularly Andrena, which seem more prone to such things, perhaps because they are just a touch more delicate. So, it is nice to see a beautiful specimen like this Andrena wilmattae from Badlands National Park. A lovely presentation and our photographer, Anders Croft did a lovely job laying this specimen out. A joint venture I would say.