This is a moderately distinctive, fall species most often found on Asters in mid-August through September. Several nest aggregations have been found along the margins of dirt driveways.

Identification: Large, with distinct white hair bands on T1-T5. Fresh females have a pale yellow color to the hair on their thorax. Males have yellow on the clypeus and surrounding face.

Similar Species: Andrena braccata is the most similar species, but can usually be distinguished by the sparser, browner body hairs (see that page for additional differences).

Known or suspected parasites: Nomada banksi

Global Status: Not Ranked

Vermont Status: Not Ranked


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Distribution: To see the global distribution, check out the iNaturalist account, and toggle the GBIF layer on the map.