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Andrena hilaris Smith, 1853


Scientific Name: Andrena hilaris Smith, 1853

Common Name: Andrena hilaris


Andrena hilaris Smith, 1853: 112 [♀].

     Holotype ♀. USA, Georgia [BMNH no. 17.a.1386].


Distribution in Canada: Provancher 1882 [Canada?]; Harrington 1894 [ON]; Brodie and White 1883 [Canada]; Criddle et al. 1924 [ON].

This species was not recorded from Canada by Bouseman and LaBerge (1979: 354, and see map on page 334) who considered it an uncommon species of the southeast, though with a range extending into New York State. Its resemblance to A. nivalis Smith (Bouseman and LaBerge 1979: 351) may suggest that the material from Ontario recorded by Harrington (1894: 14) and Criddle et al. (1924: 97) may have been misidentied, though it is kown from the adjacent United States.


Harrington WH (1894) An entomological trip to Copper Cliff, Ont. The Canadian Entomologist 26(1): 9-16.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Ontario

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