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Andrena spiraeana Robertson, 1895


Scientific Name: Andrena spiraeana Robertson, 1895

Common Name: Spiraea Miner Bee


Andrena spiraeana Robertson, 1895: 120 [♀, ♂].

     Lectotype ♀, designated by LaBerge (1973: 341). USA, Illinois, Carlinville, by C. Robertson [INHS, Robertson no. 14414].

Andrena (Trachandrena) montensis Mitchell, 1960: 191 [♀]. Synonymy by LaBerge (1973: 338).

     Holotype ♀. USA, North Carolina, Watauga Co., Grandfather Mt., 24 June 1954, by T.B. Mitchell [USNM no. 75183].

Andrena (Trachandrena) unica Mitchell, 1960: 203 [♂]. Synonymy by LaBerge (1973: 338).

     Holotype ♂. USA, New York, Ithica, 5 June 1947, by C. Robinson [Cornell University].


Distribution in Canada: Knerer and Atwood 1964 [ON, as A. montensis Mitchell]; LaBerge 1973 [ON]; Normandin et al. 2017 [QC].


Knerer G, Atwood CE (1964) An annotated check list of the genus Andrena in Ontario (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario 95: 41-56.

LaBerge WE (1973) A revision of the bees of the genus Andrena of the Western Hemisphere. Part VI. Subgenus Trachandrena. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 99(3): 235-371.

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

Normandin É, Vereecken NJ, Buddle CM, Fournier V (2017) Taxonomic and functional trait diversity of wild bees in different urban settings. PeerJ 5: e3051.

Robertson C (1895) Notes on bees, with descriptions of new species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 22(2): 115-128.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Ontario, Quebec
Ecozone: Mixwood Plains