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Andrena haynesi Viereck and Cockerell ,1914


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]


Taxonomic notes: The ♂ was described by LaBerge (1967: 182).

Biology: 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 (Pachynomadautahensis (=Nomada vincta Say?) has been observed at nests of this species.

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:AAR3410, BOLD:ADC6402

Distribution in Canada: Criddle et al. 1924 [AB]; LaBerge 1967 [AB]; Hurd 1979 [AB]; Sheffield et al. 2014 [AB, SK (possibly undescribed species)].  



Hurd PD (1979) Superfamily Apoidea. In: Krombein KV, Hurd Jr PD, Smith DR, Burks BD (Eds) Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 2735 pp.

LaBerge WE (1967) A revision of the bees of the genus Andrena of the Western Hemisphere. Part I. Callandrena. (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Bulletin of the University Nebraska State Museum 7: 1-318.

Parker FD, Griswold T (1983) Biological notes on Andrena (Callandrena) haynesi Viereck and Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 58(4): 284-287.

Sheffield CS, Frier SD, Dumesh D (2014) The bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes) of the Prairies Ecozone, with comparisons to other grasslands of Canada. In: Giberson DJ, Cárcamo HA (Eds) Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands (Volume 4): Biodiversity and Systematics Part 2. 4. Biological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, 479 pp. [ISBN 978-0-9689321-7-9].

Viereck HL, Cockerell TD (1914) New North American bees of the genus Andrena. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 48: 1-58.

Criddle N, Curran CH, Viereck HL, Buckell ER (1924) The entomological record, 1923. Annual Report of the Entomological Society of Ontario 54: 87-102.

Broemeling DK, Moalif AS (1988) A revision of the Nomada subgenus Pachynomada (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 64(3): 201-227.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Narrow Oligolecty
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Helianthus petiolaris, Solidago rigida, Helianthus sp., Campanula sp., Echinacea pallida

Distribution: Alberta, Saskatchewan
Ecozone: Prairie

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