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Andrena perarmata Cockerell, 1898


Scientific Name: Andrena perarmata Cockerell, 1898

Common Name: Andrena perarmata


Andrena perarmata Cockerell, 1898: 88 [♂].

     Holotype ♂. USA, Washington, Seattle, 15 March 1897 [USNM no. 18982].

Andrena pyrrhacita Cockerell, 1907: 536 [♀]. Synonymy by LaBerge (1980: 419).

     Holotype ♀. USA, Colorodo, Boulder County, 14 April 1907, by W.P. and T.D.A. Cockerell, on Salix sp. [CAS no. 15376].

Andrena pyrrhacita var. mosina Cockerell, 1908: 330 [♀]. Synonymy by LaBerge (1980: 419).

     Holotype ♀. USA, Colorado, Troublesome, 8 June 1908, by S. Rohwer, on Salix [UCNH].

Andrena pyrrhacita var. coloradensis Viereck and Cockerell, 1914: 39 [♀]. Synonymy by LaBerge (1980: 419).

     Holotype ♀. USA, Colorado, Berkeley [no 5837] [USNM no. 18150].

*Andrena (Andrena) magnifica Viereck, 1924: 77 [♀]. Synonymy by LaBerge (1980: 419).

     Holotype ♀. CANADA, British Columbia, Rockcreek, 22 April 1919, by E.R. Buckell [CNC no. 664].


Taxonomic notes:

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:AAD3850 [also idenfied as frigida with material from NS-BC]; BOLD:ACU6220

Distribution in Canada: Viereck et al. 1904d [BC], 1924 [as A. magnifica Viereck, type locality]; Criddle et al. 1924 [BC, as A. perarmata Cockerell, as A. pyrrhacita Cockerell]; LaBerge 1980 [AK, BC, AB]; Sheffield et al. 2014 [AB]; Sheffield and Heron 2019 [BC]. BOLD [BC]. 


Viereck HL (1924) Prodromus of Andrena, a genus of bees. The Canadian Entomologist 56(4): 76-81.

Cockerell TDA (1907) Descriptions and records of bees.—XIV. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 7 19(114): 531-540.

Hurd PD (1979) Superfamily Apoidea. In: Krombein KV, Hurd Jr PD, Smith DR, Burks BD (Eds) Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 2735 pp.

LaBerge WE (1980) A revision of the bees of the genus Andrena of the Western Hemisphere. Part X. Subgenus Andrena. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 106(4): 395-525.

Sheffield CS, Frier SD, Dumesh D (2014) The bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes) of the Prairies Ecozone, with comparisons to other grasslands of Canada. In: Giberson DJ, Cárcamo HA (Eds) Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands (Volume 4): Biodiversity and Systematics Part 2. 4. Biological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, 479 pp. [ISBN 978-0-9689321-7-9].

Viereck HL, Cockerell TD (1914) New North American bees of the genus Andrena. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 48: 1-58.

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

Criddle N, Curran CH, Viereck HL, Buckell ER (1924) The entomological record, 1923. Annual Report of the Entomological Society of Ontario 54: 87-102.

Cockerell TDA (1898) Further notes on Andrena. The Entomologist 31: 88-90.

Cockerell TDA (1908) Descriptions and records of bees.—XX. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8) 2: 323-334.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Narrow Oligolecty
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Baccharis sp., Salix sp., Taraxacum sp., Symphoricarpos sp., Rosa sp., Salix bebbiana

Distribution: Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon
Ecozone: Boreal Cordillera, Pacific Maritime, Prairie, Western Interior Basin

Female Andrena perarmata
Female Andrena perarmata

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