Scientific Name: Andrena simplex Smith, 1853

Common Name: Andrena simplex


Andrena simplex Smith, 1853: 114 [♀]

     Holotype ♀. United States, by E. Doubleday [BMNH, 17a1369]

Andrena solidaginis Robertson, 1891: 55 [♀, ♂‚] [synonymy by LaBerge 1967: 137]

     Lectotype ♀ [designated by LaBerge, 1967: 140]. USA, Illinois, Carlinville, 8 September to 11 October 1888, by C. Robertson, on Solidago canadensis, S. lanceolata, Boltonia asteroides, Aster and Polygonum hydropiper [INHS, Robertson No. 8665]

Andrena radmitricha Viereck and Cockerell, 1914: 51 [♀] [synonymy by LaBerge 1967; 137]

     Holotype ♀. USA, Nebraska, Lincoln, October [no year provided] [University of Nebraska State Museum]

Andrena (Ptilandrena) determinata Viereck, 1917: 394 [♀] [synonymy of A. solidaginis by Mitchell 1960: 151; synonymy of A. simplex by LaBerge 1967: 137]

     Holotype ♀. USA, Massachusetts, North Andover, 18 August 1865, by J.H. Emerton [ANSP no. 4070]

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

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Aster sp., Symphyotrichum ericoides, Solidago sp., Solidago nemoralis, Grindelia sp., Symphyotrichum lanceolatum, Solidago canadensis, Solidago rigida, Eupatorium perfoliatum, Helianthus tuberosus, Symphyotrichum oolentangiense, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae, Symphyotrichum falcatum var. commutatum, Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum, Symphyotrichum praealtum, Boltonia asteroides, Euthamia graminifolia, Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium, Persicaria hydropiperoides, Fallopia scandens, Solidago altissima, Solidago gigantea

Distribution: Ontario
Ecozone: Mixwood Plains

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