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Andrena topazana Cockerell, 1906


Scientific Name: Andrena topazana Cockerell, 1906

Common Name: Topaz Miner Bee


Andrena topazana Cockerell 1906: 434 [♀].

     Holotype ♀. USA, Colorado, near Florissant, Topaz Butte, 17 June [no year provided], by S.A. Rohwer [UNSM].

Andrena (Andrena) tincta Viereck 1917: 387 [♀]. Synonymy by LaBerge (1980: 435).

     Holotype ♀. USA, Colorado, Georgetown, 8 July [no year provided], by Packard [ANSP no. 4066].


Taxonomic notes: The ♂ described by LaBerge (1980: 437).

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:AAC8107

Distribution in Canada: LaBerge 1980 [BC, AB]; Sheffield and Heron 2019 [BC]. BOLD [BC, AB].


Cockerell TDA (1906) The bees of Florissant, Colorado. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 22: 419-455.

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.

Viereck HL (1917) New species of North American bees of the genus Andrena contained in the collections ofthe Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 43(4): 365-407.

Sheffield CS, Heron JM (2019) The bees of British Columbia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes). Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia 115: 44-85.

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

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Potentilla sp., Vaccinium sp., Fragaria sp., Prunus sp., Rubus sp., Hackelia sp., Phacelia sp., Hackelia floribunda, Dasiphora fruticosa, Drymocallis glandulosa, Astragalus gracilis, Potentilla supina subsp. paradoxa, Prunus virginiana var. demissa, Rhus aromatica Aiton var. aromatica, Ribes sp., Taraxacum officinale

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

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