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Andrena chlorura Cockerell, 1916


Scientific Name: Andrena chlorura Cockerell, 1916

Common Name: Andrena chlorura


Andrena chlorura Cockerell, 1916: 48 [♀].

     Holotype ♀. USA, California, mountains near Claremont, by Baker [CAS no. 15320].

Andrena (Andrena) complicata Viereck, 1917: 554 [♀]. Synonymy by LaBerge and Ribble (1975: 402).

     Holotype ♀. USA, California, San José, by Hold [ANSP no. 4042].

Andrena ablusula Cockerell, 1936: 135 [♀]. Synonymy by P.H. Timberlake, in Linsley (1951: 1061).

     Holotype ♀. USA, California, Underwoods, April 1935, by T.D.A. Cockerell, on Ceanothus cuneatus (Hooker) [CAS no. 4257].

Andrena clementina Timberlake, 1941: 193 [♀]. Synonymy by LaBerge and Ribble (1975: 402).

     Holotype ♀. USA, California, San Clemente Island, 2 April 1939, by Losa Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey [Los Angeles County Museum].


Taxonomic notes: The ♂ was described by LaBerge and Ribble (1975: 404). LaBerge and Ribble (1974: 402) indicate Timberlake 1940 for A. clementina Timberlake, 1941, though the day of issue for Vol. 34(3) was 31 March 1941.

Distribution in Canada: Linsley 1951 [BC]; Sheffield and Heron 2019 [BC].

Though Linsley (1951) indicated that this species was found in British Columbia, he provided no additional data to support this; LaBerge and Ribble (1975: 406) have it approaching the province in adjacent Washington.



Cockerell TDA (1916) New and little known bees from California. Pomona Journal of Entomology and Zoology 8(2): 43-64.

Cockerell TDA (1936) Bees from Northern California. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 12: 133-164.

LaBerge WE, Ribble DW (1975) A revision of the bees of the genus Andrena of the Western Hemisphere. Part VII. Subgenus Euandrena. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 101(3): 371-446.

Viereck HL (1917[1916]) New species of North American bees of the genus Andrena from west of the 100th meridian contained in the collections of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 68: 550-608.

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.

Timberlake PH (1941) New or little known California bees. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 39: 190-196.

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

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Ceanothus sp., Salix sp., Rhus sp., Arctostaphylos sp.

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Pacific Maritime

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