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Andrena washingtoni Cockerell, 1901


Scientific Name: Andrena washingtoni Cockerell, 1901

Common Name: Washington Miner Bee


Andrena washingtoni Cockerell, 1901: 284 [♀].

     Holotype ♀. USA, Washington, Olympia, 2 June 1895, by T. Kincaid [USNM no. 18938].


Taxonomic notes: Viereck et al. (1904: 195) provided a key that included the ♂‚, described in full by LaBerge (1980: 440).

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): N/A

Distribution in Canada: Criddle et al. 1924 [BC]; LaBerge 1980 [BC]; Sheffield and Heron 2019 [BC].


Viereck HL, Cockerell TDA, Titus ESG, Crawford JC, Swenk MH (1904) Synopsis of bees of Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Vancouver.-III. The Canadian Entomologist 36(7): 189-196.

Cockerell TDA (1901) Some insects of the Hudsonian Zone in New Mexico—VI. Psyche 9(308): 282-287.

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.

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

Criddle N, Curran CH, Viereck HL, Buckell ER (1924) The entomological record, 1923. Annual Report of the Entomological Society of Ontario 54: 87-102.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Ceanothus sp., Eriogonum sp., Potentilla sp., Asclepias sp., Prunus sp., Rosa sp., Arctostaphylos sp., Montia sp., Penstemon gracilis, Rosa acicularis, Rubus parviflorus, Rubus ursinus

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