Scientific Name: Andrena miserabilis Cresson, 1872
Common Name: Miserable Digger Bee
Andrena clypeata Smith, 1853
Andrena bipunctata Cresson, 1872
Andrena miserabilis Cresson, 1872
Andrena flavo-clypeata Smith, 1879
Andrena scutellaris Robertson, 1893
Anthrena clypeolata Dalla Torre, 1896
Anthrena scutellata Dalla Torre, 1896
Andrena pennsylvanicola Viereck, 1907
Andrena (Ptilandrena) pronitens Cockerell, 1930
Andrena (Leucandrena) picta Mitchell, 1960
Andrena (?Leucandrena) seavillensis Mitchell, 1960
The species is the sole member of the subgenus Larandrena LaBerge (Ribble 1967).
The DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN) for this species is BOLD:AAB5599, though a second BIN (BOLD:AAB5600) is also associated with this species, suggesting that one of the synonymies may be a valid species.
Kathirithamby and Taylor (2005) report this species (as A. bipunctata) as a host to the strepsipteran Stylops bipunctatae Pierce.
Kathirithamby J, Taylor SJ (2005) A new species of Halictophagus (Insecta: Strepsiptera: Halictophagidae) from Texas, and a checklist of Strepsiptera from the United States and Canada. Zootaxa 1056: 1-18.
Ribble DW (1967) The monotypic North American subgenus Larandrena of Andrena (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum 6(3): 27-42.
Pollen Specialization: Polylectic
Wintering Stage: Adult
Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Vaccinium angustifolium
Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Ecozone: Atlantic Maritime, Boreal Shield, Mixwood Plains, Pacific Maritime, Prairie, Western Interior Basin