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Andrena schuhi LaBerge, 1980


Scientific Name: Andrena schuhi LaBerge, 1980

Common Name: Schuh s Miner Bee


Andrena buckelli Viereck, 1924: 22. Misidentification [in part].

Andrena schuhi LaBerge, 1980: 484 [♀, ♂].

     Holotype ♀. USA, Oregon, Klamath County, Harpold Dam, 14 May 1964, by J. Schuh, on Ribes aureum [INHS]


Taxonomic notes: LaBerge (1980: 484) indicated that this species was originally misidentified as part of the type series when Viereck (1924) described A. buckelli. Interestingly, all of the type series specimens of A. buckelli are from British Columbia, Canada, though none of these were used as part of the type series for A. schuhi by LaBerge (1980), and none of them were identified as A. schuhi by LaBerge.

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:AAF4085

Distribution in Canada: LaBerge 1980 [AK, BC]; Elwell 2012 [BC]; Evans 2013 [AB]; Sheffield and Heron 2019 [BC]. BOLD [BC].


Viereck HL (1924) Prodromus of Andrena, a genus of bees. The Canadian Entomologist 56(1): 19-24.

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.

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

Crop Preference: Malus pumila
Non Crop Preference: Salix sp., Vaccinium sp., Prunus sp., Prunus americana, Prunus virginiana var. demissa, Ribes sp., Prunus emarginata, Ribes aureum

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

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