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  1. andrena, andrenid, mining beenoun

    a bee that is a member of the genus Andrena

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  1. andrena

    Andrena is a large genus of bees in the family Andrenidae, commonly referred to as mining bees. They are typically small to medium-sized, solitary bees that often nest in the ground. Andrena bees are found worldwide, with hundreds of different species varying in colour and appearance.

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  1. Andrena

    Andrena is the largest genus in the family Andrenidae, and is nearly worldwide in distribution, with the notable exceptions of Oceania and South America. With over 1,300 species, it is one of the largest of all bee genera. Species are often brown to black with whitish abdominal hair bands, though other colors are possible, most commonly reddish, but also including metallic blue or green. Body length commonly ranges between 8 - 17 mm with males smaller and more slender than females, which often show a black triangle at the abdominal apex. In temperate areas, Andrena bees emerge from the underground cells where their prepupae spend the winter, when the temperature ranges from about 20°C to 30°C. They mate, and the females then seek sites for their nest burrows, where they construct small cells containing a ball of pollen mixed with nectar, upon which an egg is laid, before each cell is sealed. Andrena usually prefer sandy soils for a nesting substrate, near or under shrubs to be protected from heat and frost. Andrena females can be readily distinguished from most other small bees by the possession of broad velvety areas in between the compound eyes and the antennal bases, called "facial foveae". They also tend to have very long scopal hairs on the trochanters of the hind leg.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of andrena in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of andrena in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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