Species

female; lateral view
male; lateral view

Scientific Name: Andrena bradleyi Viereck, 1907

Common Name: Bradley s Miner Bee

Taxonomy

Andrena bradleyi Viereck, 1907: 285 [♀, ♂‚; key only]

     Holotype ♀. USA, New Jersey, Clemeton, 10 April 1903, by J.C. Bradley [ANSP no. 4085]

Andrena saccharina Cockerell and Rohwer, in Cockerell 1907d: 128 [♂‚] [synonymy by P.H. Timberlake, in Linsley 1951: 1059]

     Holotype ♂‚. USA, Colorado, Boulder County, Sugarloaf Mountain, 8500 ft., 18 May 1907, by E. Baker, on Arctostaphylos uva-ursi [P.H. Timberlake Collection]

 

Species Notes: No clear designation of type material for A. bradleyi in original work.

 

References

Cockerell TDA (1907) XXIII.—Descriptions and records of bees. —XVI. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 7 20(116): 122‑132. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222930709487315

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, District of Columbia, United States of America. Pp. 1052–1086.

Viereck HL (1907) Andrenae of the Canadian, Alleghanian and Carolinian plant zones occurring or likely to occur in Connecticut. Entomological News 18: 280‑288. 

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Broad Oligolecty
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Vaccinium corymbosum
Non Crop Preference: Salix sp., Vaccinium angustifolium, Vaccinium sp., Prunus sp., Rhododendron sp., Crataegus sp., Barbarea vulgaris, Kalmia angustifolia, Kalmia latifolia, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Chamaedaphne sp., Ribes oxyacanthoides, Ribes rubrum, Vaccinium pallidum

Distribution: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
Ecozone: Atlantic Maritime, Boreal Shield, Mixwood Plains

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