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Andrena lillooetensis Viereck, 1924


Scientific Name: Andrena lillooetensis Viereck, 1924

Common Name: Lillooet Miner Bee


*Andrena (Andrena) lillooetensis Viereck, 1924: 237 [].

     Holotype ♂. CANADA, British Columbia, Lillooet, 9 May 1916, by E.M. Anderson [CNC no. 771].


Taxonomic notes: The ♀ is unknown.

Viereck (1924: 237) indicated that this species was related to Andrena washingtoni manitouensis Viereck and Cockerell, 1914 [= Andrena vierecki Cockerell, 1904].

Distribution in Canada: Viereck 1924 [BC, type locality]; Linsley 1951 [BC]; Hurd 1979 [BC]; Sheffield and Heron 2019 [BC].

Body length: ♂ 10 mm


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
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Western Interior Basin

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