Species

Scientific Name: Andrena misella Timberlake, 1951

Common Name: Andrena misella

Taxonomy

Andrena misella Timberlake, 1951: 410 [♀]

     Holotype ♀. USA, California, Berkeley, 29 February 1934, R.M. Bohart [USNM no. 59288]

 

Species Notes

This species was first recorded from Canada (British Columbia) by Sheffield and Heron (2019).

The ♂‚ was described by LaBerge and Ribble (1975: 420).

 

References

LaBerge WE, Ribble DW (1975) A revision of the bees of the genus Andrena of the Western Hemisphere. Part VII. Subgenus Euandrena. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 101 (3): 371‑446. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25078177

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

Timberlake PH (1951) New and little-known bees of the family Andrenidae from California. Proceedings of The United States National Museum 101 (3281): 373-414. https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.5479/si.00963801.3281.373

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Brassica sp.
Non Crop Preference: Ranunculus sp., Phacelia sp., Lasthenia sp., Calandrinia sp., Amsinckia sp., Lysimachia sp.

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Western Interior Basin

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