Species

Scientific Name: Andrena perplexa Smith, 1853

Common Name: Andrena perplexa

Taxonomy

Andrena perplexa Smith, 1853: 118 [♀]

     Holotype ♀. USA, Georgia [British Museum of Natural History 17a1379]

Andrena belfragei Cresson, 1872: 256 [♀] [synonymy by Krombein (1958)]

     Holotype ♀. USA, Texas [Belfrage collection; USNM 1753]

Andrena brunniventris Cresson, 1872: 258 [♂‚] [synonymy by Lanham (1949)]

     Holotype ♂‚. USA, Texas [Belfrage collection; USNM 20363]

Andrena viburnella Graenicher, 1903: 165 [♀] [synonymy by LaBerge and Bouseman (1970)]

     Holotype ♀. USA, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 29 May 1902, by S. Graenicher, on Viburnum [PANS 4077]

Biology

Stephen (1966) studied the bionomics of this species (as A. viburnella).

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Polylectic

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec
Ecozone: Boreal Shield, Mixwood Plains, Montane Cordillera, Pacific Maritime