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Andrena runcinatae Cockerell, 1906


Scientific Name: Andrena runcinatae Cockerell, 1906

Common Name: Scapose Hawks-beard Miner Bee


Andrena runcinatae Cockerell, 1906: 434 [♀, ♂].

     Holotype ♀. USA, Colorado, Florissant, 22 July 1906, by S.A. Rohwer, on Crepis runcinata [CAS no. 15381].


Species Notes

This species was not included in Donvan’s (1977) revision, though it has previously (Linsley 1951: 1080) and subsequently (Hurd 1979: 1830) been placed within the subgenus Simandrena, but was not included in the revision by LaBerge (1989). Gusenleitner and Schwarz (2002: 653) placed it in the subgenus Cnemidandrena, and Gusenleitner et al. (2005: 453), placed A. robervalensis into synonymy under A. runcinatae. More recently, Gibbs et al. (2017: 19) considered it a distinct species based on comparison of type materials, and suggested A. specularia Donovan, 1977 as a possible synonymy, though as stated above, indicated that more study was required.


Distribution in Canada

Criddle et al. 1924 [AB, SK]; Buckell 1949 [BC]; Linsley 1951 []; Donovan 1977 [AB, SK, MB, QC]; Sheffield and Heron 2019 [BC]; Gibbs et al. 2023 [MB].



Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Sonchus arvensis

Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Ecozone: Boreal Shield, Montane Cordillera, Prairie

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