Scientific Name: Andrena nothocalaidis (Cockerell, 1905)
Common Name: False Dandelion Miner Bee
Diandrena nothocalaidis Cockerell, 1905: 183 [♂‚, ♀]
Syntypes ♂‚, ♀. USA, Colorado, Boulder, 3 May [no year provided], by T.D.A. Cockerell and W.P. Cockerell, on Nothocalais [?]
Thorp (1969) comments on material at Riverside and Berkeley (♀♀) and USNM (♂‚♂‚), though none were clearly labelled as type material. This species is included here as Buckell (1949) recorded 1 female from Oliver, British Columbia which Thorp (1969) thought was likely. However, Thorp (1969) never examine this, or other material from Canada, to confirm the identity or its presence in the country, though nearby occurrences in Washington State would support this.
Buckell ER (1949) Record of bees from British Columbia (Andrenidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of British Columbia 45: 27-30.
Cockerell TDA (1905) New American bees. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 18: 177â€‘184.
Thorp RW (1969) Systematics and ecology of bees of the subgenus Diandrena. University of California Publications in Entomology 52: 1-146.
Pollen Specialization: Broad Oligolecty
Wintering Stage: Adult
Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Western Interior Basin