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Andrena aliciae Robertson, 1891


Scientific Name: Andrena aliciae Robertson, 1891

Common Name: Yellow-faced Miner Bee


Andrena aliciae Robertson, 1891: 57 [♀].

     Holotype ♀. USA, Illinois, Carlinville, 20 September 1890, by C. Robertson, on Bidens chrysanthemoides [INHS, Robertson no. 9529].


Taxonomic notes: The ♂ was described by Robertson (1895: 119).

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:AAL9417 

Distribution in Canada: Criddle et al. 1924 [ON]; Knerer and Atwood 1964 [ON]; LaBerge 1967 [ON].


LaBerge WE (1967) A revision of the bees of the genus Andrena of the Western Hemisphere. Part I. Callandrena. (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Bulletin of the University Nebraska State Museum 7: 1-318.

Robertson C (1891) Descriptions of new species of North American bees. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 18(1): 49-66.

Robertson C (1895) Notes on bees, with descriptions of new species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 22(2): 115-128.

Criddle N, Curran CH, Viereck HL, Buckell ER (1924) The entomological record, 1923. Annual Report of the Entomological Society of Ontario 54: 87-102.

Knerer G, Atwood CE (1966) An annotated check list of the genus Andrena in Ontario (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario 94: 41-56.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Broad Oligolecty
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Solidago sp., Helianthus sp., Rudbeckia sp., Bidens sp., Bidens aristosa, Helianthus divaricatus, Helianthus giganteus, Helianthus strumosus, Helianthus tuberosus, Silphium perfoliatum, Symphyotrichum oolentangiense, Bidens trichosperma, Heliopsis helianthoides, Rudbeckia fulgida, Rudbeckia laciniata, Rudbeckia triloba, Euthamia occidentalis

Distribution: Ontario
Ecozone: Mixwood Plains

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