Species

Scientific Name: Andrena fragilis Smith, 1853

Common Name: Fragile Dogwood Mining Bee

Taxonomy

Andrena fragilis Smith, 1853: 115 [♂‚]

     Holotype ♂‚. USA, by E. Doubleday [BMNH no. 17a1373]

Andrena laticeps Provancher, 1888: 307 [♂‚] [preoccupied, not Andrena laticeps Morawitz, 1877] [synonymy by Dalla Torre 1896: 147; Viereck 1907: 287, 1916: 712]

     Holotype ♂‚. CANADA, Ontario, Ottawa [specimen ULQC no. 1103, as indicated in Provancher’s notebook is lost, see Sheffield and Perron 2014: 124]

Anthrena provancheri Dalla Torre, 1896: 147 [new name for Andrena laticeps Provancher] [synonymy by Viereck 1907: 287]

 

Species Notes: The ♀ described by Mitchell (1960: 231).

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

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Ontario, Quebec
Ecozone: Mixwood Plains