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Andrena gibberis Viereck, 1924


Scientific Name: Andrena gibberis Viereck, 1924

Common Name: Humpback Miner Bee


*Andrena (Parandrena) gibberis Viereck, 1924: 241 [♀, ♂].

     Holotype ♀. CANADA, British Columbia, Oliver, 24 April 1923, by C.B. Garrett [CNC No. 757].


Distribution in Canada: Viereck 1924 [BC, type locality]; Linsley 1951 [BC]; LaBerge and Ribble 1972 [BC]; Sheffield and Heron 2019 [BC].



LaBerge WE, Ribble DW (1972) A revision of the bees of the genus Andrena of the Western Hemisphere. Part V. Gonandrena, Geissandrena, Parandrena, Pelicandrena. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 98(3): 271-358.

Sheffield CS, Heron JM (2019) The bees of British Columbia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes). Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia 115: 44-85.

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.

Viereck HL (1924) Prodromus of Andrena, a genus of bees. The Canadian Entomologist 56(10): 237-244.

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

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Salix sp.

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Western Interior Basin

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