Species

female; lateral view

Scientific Name: Andrena nasonii

Common Name: Andrena nasonii

Taxonomy

Andrena vestita Provancher, 1888

Andrena nasonii Robertson, 1895

Andrena hartfordensis Cockerell, 1902

Andrena (Andrena) nasonii var. fulvodorsata Viereck 1917

Andrena nasoni Kathirithamby and Taylor, 2005: 11 [mispelling]

 

Biology

Kathirithamby and Taylor (2005) report this species as a host to the strepsipteran Stylops bruneri Pierce.

 

References

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.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Polylectic
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Malus pumila, Medicago sativa, Pyrus communis, Prunus serotina
Non Crop Preference: Astragalus sp., Melilotus sp., Salix sp., Taraxacum sp., Rhamnus sp., Leucanthemum vulgare, Descurainia sp., Potentilla sp., Vaccinium angustifolium, Erigeron sp., Senecio sp., Barbarea sp., Lepidium sp., Viburnum sp., Claytonia sp., Fragaria sp., Prunus sp., Rosa sp., Rubus sp., Spiraea sp., Amelanchier sp., Zizia sp., Ranunculus sp., Crataegus sp., Capsella bursa-pastoris, Phacelia sp., Claytonia virginica, Enemion biternatum, Antennaria sp., Cercis canadensis, Berberis aquifolium, Prunus americana, Salix interior, Salix nigra, Geranium sp., Ribes sp., Taraxacum officinale, Heracleum maximum, Hieracium sp., Crataegus mollis, Salix cordata, Cardamine concatenata, Erythronium americanum, Acer sp., Caltha palustris, Angelica atropurpurea, Fragaria virginiana, Zizia aurea, Apocynum × floribundum, Borodinia laevigata, Lindera benzoin, Camassia scilloides, Ceanothus herbaceus, Claytonia caroliniana, Collinsia verna, Crepis runcinata, Cardamine diphylla, Euphorbia commutata, Geranium maculatum, Hydrophyllum appendiculatum, Kalmia latifolia, Oenothera fruticosa, Penstemon pallidus, Physaria didymocarpa, Pimpinella sp., Pinus strobus, Polemonium reptans, Populus sp., Potentilla anserina, Prunus pensylvanica, Ranunculus abortivus, Ranunculus bulbosus, Robinia pseudoacacia, Rubus canadensis, Micranthes virginiensis, Sedum sp., Spiraea × vanhouttei, Thlaspi arvense, Tussilago farfara, Viola sororia

Distribution: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
Ecozone: Atlantic Maritime, Boreal Shield, Mixwood Plains, Prairie