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female; face
female syntype; lateral
female syntype; abdomen dorsal view

Scientific Name: Agapostemon fasciatus Crawford, 1901

Common Name: Agapostemon fasciatus


Agapostemon fasciatus Crawford, 1901: 163 [♀,♂‚]

     Lectotype ♀ [designated by Crawford, in Sandhouse (1936)]. USA, Nebraska, Lincoln, September, by M. Cary, on Aster longifolius [USNM, Lectotype no. 5398].

Halictus (Agapostemon) plurifasciatus Vachal 1903 [unnecessary replacement name for Agapostemon fasciatus Crawford]


Species Notes

This species has been considered a synonym of A. melliventris Cresson since Roberts (1972, 1973), though was previously treated as a subspecies (Sandhouse 1936). Sandhouse (1936) indicated that the specimen at the USNM was selected as a lectotype by Crawford. Thus, the paratype ♀ and ,♂‚s were collected in the USA from Nebraska, Lincoln, May, June, August, September, October [material from CSU examined, and Smithsonian by C. Sheffield].

The DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN) for this species is BOLD:ACU3900.



Crawford JC Jr (1901) North American bees of the genus Agapostemon Guerin. Publications of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences 7: 156‑165.

Roberts RB (1972) Revision of the bee genus Agapostemon. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 49: 437-590.

Roberts RB (1973) Bees of Northwestern America: Agapostemon (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Technical Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station, Oregon State University 125: 1‑23. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/8697

Sandhouse GA (1936) The bees of the genus Agapostemon (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) occurring in the United States. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 26: 70‑83.

Vachal 1903

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Polylectic
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Aster sp., Grindelia sp., Eriophyllum sp.

Distribution: Alberta, Saskatchewan
Ecozone: Prairie

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