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Andrena candida Smith, 1879


Scientific Name: Andrena candida Smith, 1879

Common Name: Mock-orange Miner Bee


Andrena candida Smith, 1879: 56 [♀]

     Holotype ♀. CANADA, British Columbia, Vancouver Island, by Dr. Lyall [BMNH No. 17al368]

Andrena chlorinella Viereck, in Viereck et al. 1904b: 189 [♀] [synonymy by LaBerge (1977)]

Andrena xanthostigma Viereck, in Viereck et al. 1904b: 193 [♀] [syn. of chlorinella by *1951]

Andrena subcandida Viereck, in Viereck et al. 1904b: 193 [♀] [synonymy by LaBerge (1977)]

Andrena (Andrena) race tramoserica Viereck, 1917: 553 [♀] [doubtful synonymy indicated by Linsley (1951) and Hurd (1979), but not LaBerge (1977)]



The nesting biology and immature stages were studied and described by Youssef and Bohart (1968).



Youssef NN, Bohart GE (1968) The nesting habits and immature stages of Andrena (Thysandrena) candida Smith (Hymenoptera, Apoidea). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 41(4): 442-455.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

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

male; lateral view
male; lateral view