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Andrena nevadensis (Cresson, 1879)


Scientific Name: Andrena nevadensis (Cresson, 1879)

Common Name: Nevada Miner Bee


Panurgus nevadensis Cresson, 1879: 214 [♂].

     Lectotype ♂, designated by Cresson (1916: 125). USA, Nevada, by H.K. Morrison [ANSP no. 2166].

*Andrena (Parandrena) garretti Viereck, 1924: 243 [♂]. Synonymy by LaBerge and Ribble (1972: 341).

     Holotype ♂. CANADA, British Columbia, Oliver, 23 April 1923, by C.B. Carrett [CNC no. 758].

*Andrena (Parandrena) triangularis Viereck, 1924: 243 [♀]. Synonymy by LaBerge and Ribble (1972: 341).

     Holotype ♀. CANADA, British Columbia, Penticton, 15 April 1919, by E.R. Buckell [CNC no 756].


Distribution in Canada: Viereck 1924 [BC, as Andrena garretti Viereck, 1924, type locality, as Andrena triangularis Viereck, 1924, type locality]; Linsley 1951 [BC, as Andrena garretti Viereck, 1924; BC, as Andrena triangularis Viereck, 1924]; LaBerge and Ribble 1972 [BC]; Sheffield and Heron 2019 [BC].




Cresson ET (1879) Descriptions of new North American Hymenoptera in the collection of the American Entomological Society. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 7: 201-214.

LaBerge WE, Ribble DW (1972) A revision of the bees of the genus Andrena of the Western Hemisphere. Part V. Gonandrena, Geissandrena, Parandrena, Pelicandrena. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 98(3): 271-358.

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

Cresson ET (1916) The Cresson types of Hymenoptera. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 1: 1-141.

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
Pollen Specialization: Narrow Oligolecty
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Salix sp., Senecio sp., Tamarix sp., Ribes sp., Acer sp.

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Western Interior Basin

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