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Andrena aculeata LaBerge, 1980


Scientific Name: Andrena aculeata LaBerge, 1980

Common Name: Spiny Miner Bee


Andrena aculeata LaBerge, 1980: 495 [♀, ♂].

     Holotype ♀. USA, Washington, Whitman Co., Almota, 26 May 1913, by M.A. Yothers [CAS no. 14348].


Taxonomic notes: The type material included specimens from British Columbia, Canada.

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:AAJ2163

Biology: Little is known about the biology of this species (described in 1980), though it is solitary and nests in the ground like other Andrena. It is uncommon in Canada, known from two locations.

Distribution in Canada: LaBerge 1980 [BC].

Extent of Occurrence (EOO) in Canada ( N/A (known from only two sites)

Index of Area of Occupancy (IAO) in Canada (

Body length: ♀ 11 - 13 mm ♂ 11 mm


LaBerge WE (1980) A revision of the bees of the genus Andrena of the Western Hemisphere. Part X. Subgenus Andrena. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 106(4): 395-525.

Sheffield CS, Heron JM (2019) The bees of British Columbia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes). Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia 115: 44-85.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Montane Cordillera, Western Interior Basin

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