Scientific Name: Andrena haynesi Viereck and Cockerell ,1914
Common Name: Haynes Mining Bee
Andrena haynesi Viereck and Cockerell, 1914: 26 [♀]
Holotype ♀. USA, Nebraska, War Bonnet Canyon, 24 June 1901, by J.C. Crawford, on Helianthus [USNM no. 18139]
The ♂‚ described by LaBerge (1967). Mitchell 1962?
Parker and Griswold (1983) provide a detailed account of the nesting biology of this species, indicating the the nests were deeper than any other North American bee known at that time, and likely an adaptation to nesting in shifting sand dunes. Broemeling and Moalif (1988) report that the cleptoparaste Nomada (Pachynomada) utahensis has been observed at nests of this species.
Broemeling DK, Moalif AS. (1988) A revision of the Nomada subgenus Pachynomada (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 64(3): 201-227.
Parker FD, Griswold T (1983) Biological notes on Andrena (Callandrena) haynesi Viereck and Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 58(4): 284-287.
Pollen Specialization: Narrow Oligolecty
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva
Distribution: Alberta, Saskatchewan