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Andrena vicinoides


Scientific Name: Andrena vicinoides

Common Name: Andrena vicinoides


Andrena vicinoides Viereck, 1904:191, 223 [♂‚, not ♀]

     Holotype ♂‚. CANADA, British Columbia, Victoria, by G.W. Taylor [ANSP no. 4126]

Andrena advarians Viereck, 1904:192, 224 [♀, ♂‚] [synonymy by LaBerge 1980: 471]

     Holotype ♀. CANADA, British Columbia, Vancouver, 5 April 1902, by Harvey [ANSP no. 4120]

Andrena edwiniae Cockerell, 1906a: 310 [♀] [synonymy by LaBerge 1980: 471]

     Lectotype ♀ [designation by LaBerge 1980: 474 by mention]. USA, Colorado, Ward, approx. 9000 ft., July 1905, by T.D.A. Cockerell and W.P. Cockerell, on Edwinia americana [P.H. Timberlake Collection]

Andrena ribesina Cockerell, 1906b: 433 [♀] [synonymy by LaBerge 1980: 471]

     Holotype ♀. USA, Colorado, Florissant, 13 June [no year provided], on Ribes [P.H. Timberlake Collection]

Andrena (Andrena) erecta Viereck, 1924: 28 [♂‚, ♀] [synonymy by LaBerge 1980: 471]

     Holotype ♂‚. CANADA, British Columbia, Victoria, 25 April 1916, by R.C. Treherne [CNC no. 655]


Species Notes

LaBerge (1980: 474) indicates the holotype of A. vicinoides is a stylopized male, not a female as indicated by Viereck (1904). Though LaBerge (1980: 474) indicates a holotype ♀, Cockerell (1906) did not specifically select a specimen, or at least provide enough information to distinguish a single specimen from the two ♀ specimens from the type locality. Therefore, LaBerge (1980) is considered to have selected the lectotype by mention. Cockerell (1906) indicated that the holotype of A. edwiniae is stylopized.

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

Crop Preference: Pyrus communis
Non Crop Preference: Ceanothus sp., Melilotus sp., Aster sp., Eriogonum sp., Salix sp., Euphorbia sp., Potentilla sp., Barbarea sp., Prunus sp., Rosa sp., Rubus sp., Ranunculus sp., Purshia tridentata, Hackelia sp., Prunus americana, Prunus virginiana var. demissa, Ribes sp., Taraxacum officinale, Heracleum maximum, Cicuta douglasii, Erysimum sp., Ranunculus californicus, Rubus parviflorus

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