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Anthidium maculifrons Smith, 1854


Scientific Name: Anthidium maculifrons Smith, 1854

Common Name: Anthidium maculifrons


Anthidium maculifrons Smith, 1854: 214 [♀].

     Holotype . USA [BMNH 17a.1870].

Anthidium cognatum Cresson, 1878: 109 [♀, ♂]. Synonymy by Schwarz (1928: 369).

     Lectotype , designated by Cresson (1916: 115). USA, Georgia [ANSP no. 2382].

Anthidium zamoranicum Cockerell, 1949: 448 [♂]. Synonymy by Griswold and Michener (1988: 38).

     Holotype . HONDURAS, Zamorano, altitude 2,600 feet, 17 January 1947, by R. Williams [USNM no. 58489].


Taxonomic Notes Schwarz (1928: 370) indicated that all the sepcimens from the United States described by Smith (1854) were from Georgia, which is supported in the range of this species recorded by Gonzalez and Griswold (2013: 317).

Distribution in Canada: Criddle et al. 1924 ["Western Canada" as A. cognatum Cresson, citing Cockerell].

This record likely represents a misidentification as Gonzalez and Griswold (2013: 317) record a distribution from Central America north to the southern USA.



Cresson ET (1878) Descriptions of new North American Hymenoptera in the collection of the American Entomological Society. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 7: 61-136.

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

Cresson ET (1916) The Cresson types of Hymenoptera. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 1: 1-141.

Smith F (1854) Catalogue of Hymenopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, Part II, Apidae. London: Taylor and Francis.

Schwarz HF (1928) Bees of the subfamily Anthidiinae, including some new species and varieties, and some new locality records. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 36: 369-418.

Gonzalez VH, Griswold TL (2013) Wool carder bees of the genus Anthidium in the Western Hemisphere (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): diversity, host plant associations, phylogeny, and biogeography. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 168: 221-425.

Cockerell TDA (1949) Bees from Central America, principally Honduras. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 98(3233): 429-490.

Griswold TL, Michener CD (1988) Taxonomic observations on Anthidiini of the Western Hemisphere (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 61(1): 22-45.

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