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Related to andrenid: Colletidae, Melittidae
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Noun1.andrenid - a bee that is a member of the genus Andrenaandrenid - a bee that is a member of the genus Andrena
bee - any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species
genus Andrena - a solitary burrowing short-tongued bee
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Relative abundance, Phenology and preference of andrenid bees in Sapporo, north Japan (Hymenoptera, Apoidea).
Syrphid flies and andrenid bees, though commonly observed eating pollen from male flowers, spent prolonged intervals of time in individual flowers; they are therefore less likely to be important long-distance vectors for Ustilago violacea spores.
Plants are pollinated almost exclusively by the syrphid fly Eristalis hirtus and the andrenid bee Andrena astragali (Tepedino 1981; Emms 1993b).