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Andrena placata Mitchell, 1960


Scientific Name: Andrena placata Mitchell, 1960

Common Name: Andrena placata


Andrena (Pterandrena) placata Mitchell, 1960: 148 [♂].

     Holotype ♂. USA, Massachusetts, Needham, Massachusetts, 13 August 1936, by T.B. Mitchell [USNM no. 75186]. Photos examined.


Species Notes

The ♀ described by LaBerge (1967).


Distribution in Canada

LaBerge 1967 [ON, QC]; Hurd 1979 [ON, QC]; Gibbs et al. 2023 [MB].


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 (1967) A revision of the bees of the genus Andrena of the Western Hemisphere. Part I. Callandrena. (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Bulletin of the University Nebraska State Museum 7: 1-318.

Mitchell TB (1960) Bees of the Eastern United States. Volume 1. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 141: 1-538.

Gibbs J, Hanuschuk E, Miller R, Dubois M, Martini M, Robinson S, Nakagawa P, Sheffield CS, Onuferko T (2023) A checklist of the bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Manitoba, Canada. The Canadian Entomologist 155: E3.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Narrow Oligolecty
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva

Crop Preference: Fagopyrum esculentum
Non Crop Preference: Aster sp., Solidago sp., Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum, Eurybia macrophylla, Eupatorium serotinum

Distribution: Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec
Ecozone: Boreal Shield, Mixwood Plains, Prairie

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