Andrena Hallii, n.sp.
♀—Length, 14–17 mm. Black, shining; pubescence black with patch on vertex, the prothorax, mesothorax (excepting posteriorly whre pubescence is not so thick and has black mixed with ferruginous, forming a more or less distinct black-appearing band between the tegulæ), scutellum and postscutellum bright ferruginous, thick, entirely obscuring punctures on thorax. Clypeus shining, large quite close punctures, a median line impunctured; antennæ black, third joint equal to fourth and fifth combined; metathorax not shining, closely and more finely punctured; scutellum with two smooth shining spots anteriorly, a few scattered punctures near-by otherwise roughened; postscutellum and metathorax roughened, enclosure triangular, distinctly outlined, carried to a point on posterior face, sometimes faintly and irregularly wrinkled in fore half, last half impunctured. Abdomen without hair bands, a few long scattered hairs on segments 3–4, 5th seg. pubescent and protuberant as is vicina; anal fimbria heavy, black; segments 1-4 depressed posteriorly, the first very slightly if at all, the remainder one-third or one-half of their length; fine scattered punctures on seg. 1–3, remainder impunctured; a sweep of hairs below like vicina. Wings dusky throughout, a violaceous reflection, otherwise like vicina; stigma and nervures piceous or very dark brown. Claws bifid, rufous; spurs black. Basal process of labrum prominent, emarginate.