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Andrena buckelli Viereck, 1924


Scientific Name: Andrena buckelli Viereck, 1924

Common Name: Buckell's Miner Bee


*Andrena (Andrena) buckelli Viereck 1924: 22 [♂, ♀].

     Hototype ♀ [not ♂]. CANADA, British Columbia, Penticton, 25 May 1919 [June 9, 1919], by E.R. Buckell [CNC no. 651].


Taxonomic notes: LaBerge (1980: 512) noted that Viereck (1924: 23) incorrectly indicated that the holotype was ♂, but Viereck also incorrectly recorded label data for his published treatment of this material, specifically the allotype and holotype specimens. The date he recorded for the “holotype” ♂, 9 June 1919 should be 9 May 1919; this specimen is labelled as the allotype. The data recorded for the “allotype” [i.e., ♀, mistakenly recorded as ♂] of 25 April 1919 corresponds to the labelled holotype, which was examined by LaBerge (1980). LaBerge (1980: 512) suggests a date of 25 April 1919.

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): N/A

Distribution in Canada: Viereck 1924 [BC, type locality]; Buckell 1949 [BC]; LaBerge 1980 [BC, AB]; Sheffield et al. 2014 [AB].



Viereck HL (1924) Prodromus of Andrena, a genus of bees. The Canadian Entomologist 56(1): 19-24.

Buckell ER (1949) Record of bees from British Columbia (Andrenidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of British Columbia 45: 27-30.

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 (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, Frier SD, Dumesh D (2014) The bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes) of the Prairies Ecozone, with comparisons to other grasslands of Canada. In: Giberson DJ, Cárcamo HA (Eds) Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands (Volume 4): Biodiversity and Systematics Part 2. 4. Biological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, 479 pp. [ISBN 978-0-9689321-7-9].

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

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Melilotus sp., Eriogonum sp., Potentilla sp., Senecio sp., Rosa sp., Ranunculus sp., Conium maculatum, Phacelia sp., Prunus virginiana, Hackelia floribunda, Prunus virginiana var. demissa, Rhus aromatica Aiton var. aromatica, Taraxacum officinale, Agoseris glauca, Cistanthe umbellata, Heracleum maximum, Lappula sp., Ceanothus velutinus, Lupinus sp.

Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia
Ecozone: Montane Cordillera, Pacific Maritime, Prairie, Western Interior Basin

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