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Andrena angustifovea Viereck, 1904


Scientific Name: Andrena angustifovea Viereck, 1904

Common Name: Andrena angustifovea


Andrena angustifovea Viereck, 1904, in Viereck et al. 1904: 194 [♂, key].

     Lectotype , designated by Cresson (1928: 58). USA, Idaho, Latah Co., Moscow [ANSP no. 10,286].


Taxonomic notes: Though Viereck et al. (1904: 194) included A. augustifovea Viereck, 1904 in their key to male Andrena in a treatment of bees of the Pacific Northwest, no specific information from the type material was provided in that work, including the number of specimens in the type series or the type locality. Cresson (1928: 58) reviewed non-Cresson type material at the ANSP, including a specimen of A. augustifovea [ANSP no. 10,286] from Moscow, Idaho, which is here considered the lectotype desingation. Linsley (1951) and subsequent catalogues (i.e., Hurd 1979) have subsequently included British Columbia in the range of this species, suggesting other type material exists, even though we can find no further mention of this species in the literature. Although Linsley (1951) and Hurd (1979) did not assign this species to a subgenus, Ascher and Pickering (2018) place it within subgenus Simandrena Pérez and indicate three specimens (from Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia); however, LaBerge (1989) did not include A. angustifovea as a valid species or as a synonymy in his revision of the subgenus.

Distribution in Canada: Viereck et al. 1904 [BC]; Linsley 1951 [BC]; Sheffield and Heron 2019 [BC].

The presence of this species in Canada has not been confirmed.


Viereck HL, Cockerell TDA, Titus ESG, Crawford JC, Swenk MH (1904) Synopsis of bees of Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Vancouver.-III. The Canadian Entomologist 36(7): 189-196.

Hurd PD (1979) Superfamily Apoidea. In: Krombein KV, Hurd Jr PD, Smith DR, Burks BD (Eds) Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 2735 pp.

LaBerge WE (1989) A revision of the bees of the genus Andrena of the Western Hemisphere. Part XIII. Subgenera Simandrena and Taeniandrena. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 115(1): 1-56.

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

Cresson ET (1928) The types of Hymenoptera in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia other than those of Ezra T. Cresson. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 5: 1-90.

Linsley EG (1951) Subfamily Andreninae. In: Hymenoptera of America north of Mexico Synoptic Catalog. Edited by CFW Muesebeck, KV Krombein, and HK Townes. USDA Agricultural Monograph No. 2, Washington, D.C. pp 1052–1086.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: British Columbia