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Andrena macoupinensis Robertson, 1900


Scientific Name: Andrena macoupinensis Robertson, 1900

Common Name: Macoupin County Miner Bee


Andrena macoupinensis Robertson, 1900: 48 [♀].

     Lectotype ♀ [designated by W.E. LaBerge, in Webb 1980: 106]. USA, Illinois, Carlinville, 17 May 1897, by C.A. Robinson, on Salix nigra [INHS, Robertson no. 19427].

Andrena carrikeri Viereck and Cockerell 1914: 14 [♂]. Synonymy by LaBerge (1980: 427).

     Holotype ♂. USA, Nebraska, Lincoln, 25 April 1901, by M.A. Carriker, on willow [USNM no. 18131].

Andrena (Andrena) perezana race thaspiiformis Viereck 1917: 386 [♀]. Synonymy by LaBerge (1980: 427).

     Holotype ♀. USA, California, southern California, by H.K. Morrison [ANSP no. 4052].


Taxonomic notes:

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:AAF0846

Distribution in Canada: Knerer and Atwood 1964 [ON]; LaBerge 1980 [BC, AB, ON]; Sheffield et al. 2014 [AB]; Woodcock et al. 2014 [ON]; Sheffield and Heron 2019 [BC].


LaBerge WE (1980) A revision of the bees of the genus Andrena of the Western Hemisphere. Part X. Subgenus Andrena. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 106(4): 395-525.

Robertson C (1900) Some Illinois bees. Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis 10: 47-55.

Viereck HL (1917) New species of North American bees of the genus Andrena contained in the collections ofthe Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 43(4): 365-407.

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

Webb DW (1980) Primary insect types in the Illinois Natural History Survey Collection, exclusinve of the Collemboa and Thysanoptera. Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin 32(2): 55-191.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Narrow Oligolecty
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Salix sp., Rhus sp., Hackelia floribunda, Prunus americana, Salix exigua, Salix interior, Salix nigra, Sambucus sp.

Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario
Ecozone: Atlantic Maritime, Mixwood Plains, Prairie, Western Interior Basin

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