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Andrena knuthiana Cockerell, 1901


Scientific Name: Andrena knuthiana Cockerell, 1901

Common Name: Knuth\'s Miner Bee


Anthrena Knuthiana Cockerell, 1901: 80 [♀, ♂].

     Lectotype ♀, designated by LaBerge (1977: 34, by mention). USA, California, Berkeley, 10 June 1899, on Daucus carota, by P. Knuth [USNM no. 18926].

Andrena knuthina Cockerell, 1901a: 74. Lapsus for Anthrena Knuthiana Cockerell, 1901.


Taxonomic notes: Cockerell (1901b: 74) also described this as a new species (initially mispelled as A. knuthina) who indicated that “it seems desirable, however, to indicate the affinities of the species in an American journal”.

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:AAM5795; BOLD:AAI4597

Both BINs have been recorded from British Columbia, the latter also from California.

Distribution in Canada: LaBerge 1977 [BC]; Sheffield and Heron 2019 [BC].



Cockerell TDA (1901a) A new bee from California. Zeitschrift für Systematische Hymenopterologie und Dipterologie 1(2): 80.

Cockerell TDA (1901b) A new Andrena from California. Entomological News 12: 74.

LaBerge WE (1977) A revision of the bees of the genus Andrena of the Western Hemisphere. Part VIII. Subgenera Thysandrena, Dasyandrena, Psammandrena, Rhacandrena, Euandrena, Oxyandrena. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 103(1): 1-143.

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

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Montane Cordillera, Western Interior Basin

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