Species

Scientific Name: Andrena saccata Viereck, 1904

Common Name: Andrena saccata

Taxonomy

Andrena saccata Viereck,  in Viereck et al. 1904:192, 224 [♀, ♂]

     Lectotype ♀ [designated by LaBerge 1980: 515 by mention]. USA, Oregon, Corvallis, 8 June 1898 [ANSP no. 4111]

 

Species Notes

Though LaBerge (1980: 515) indicates a holotype female, Viereck et al. (1904) did not specifically select a specimen, or at least provide enough information to distinguish a single specimen from the multiple ♀s from the type locality (three dates from 1897 to 1899, the ♂ with no data) in the syntype series. Therefore, LaBerge (1980) is considered to have selected the lectotype by mention.

 

Biology

Kathirithamby and Taylor (2005) report this species as a host to the strepsipteran Stylops apicalis Bohart.

 

References

Kathirithamby J, Taylor SJ (2005) A new species of Halictophagus (Insecta: Strepsiptera: Halictophagidae) from Texas, and a checklist of Strepsiptera from the United States and Canada. Zootaxa 1056: 1-18.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Polylectic
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Eriogonum sp., Pyracantha sp., Rubus sp., Spiraea sp., Ranunculus sp., Berberis aquifolium, Ranunculus californicus, Ceanothus velutinus, Cornus occidentalis, Lupinus arboreus, Poa sp., Rubus spectabilis

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Pacific Maritime

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