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Bee feeding on thistle for ID please

Observed: 1st June 2011 By: WildlifeStuffWildlifeStuff’s reputation in InvertebratesWildlifeStuff’s reputation in InvertebratesWildlifeStuff’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Feeding on thistles in garden this AM. Medium sized bees collecting large amounts of pollen on their legs - so I'm guessing must have long hairs on the tibiae? Any ideas?

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    a mining-bee (Andrena sp.)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.