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Andrena carlini Cockerell, 1901


Scientific Name: Andrena carlini Cockerell, 1901

Common Name: Carlin's Miner Bee


Andrena Carlini Cockerell, in Morice and Cockerell, 1901: 150 [♀].

     Holotype ♀. USA, Illinois, Carlinville [CAS no. 15318].

Andrena interrogationis Viereck and Cockerell, 1914: 35 [♂]. Preoccupied, not A. interrogationis Dalla Torre, 1884. Synonymy by Bouseman and LaBerge (1978: 286).

     Holotype ♂. USA, Colorado, by C.F. Baker [no. 1858] [USNM no. 18147]. Photos examined.

Andrena (Bythandrena) carlini neorhodura Mitchell, 1960: 113 [♂]. Synonymy by Bouseman and LaBerge (1979: 286).

     Holotype ♂. USA, Massachussetts, Minot County [MCZ no. 30481]. Photos examined.

Andrena viereckella Gusenleitner and Schwarz, 2002: 163. New name for A. interrogationis Viereck and Cockerell, 1914. Synonymy by Gusenleitner and Schwarz (2002: 163).


Species Notes

Bouseman and LaBerge (1978) indicate that the holotype of A. carlini was in the PHT[imberlake] collection, suggesting that it was once at UCR. They also indicate that the holotype of Andrena carlini neorhodura is at NCSU.

This species has not yet been successfully DNA barcoded.


Distribution in Canada: Viereck et al. 1904 [BC]; Gibson 1917 [NS]; Judd 1966 [ON]; Bouseman and LaBerge 1979 [AB, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS]; Sheffield et al. 2003 [NS]; 2014 [AB, SK, MB]; Gibbs et al. 2023 [MB].

The record of this species from BC (Viereck et al. 1904) is suspected of being a misidentification; Bouseman and LaBerge (1979) recorded it as far west as Alberta.


Datasets Used (25 April 2023) GBIF Occurrence Download


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

Crop Preference: Malus pumila
Non Crop Preference: Vaccinium angustifolium

Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Ecozone: Atlantic Maritime, Boreal Shield, Mixwood Plains, Prairie

female; lateral view
female; lateral view
male; lateral view
male; lateral view

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