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Anthidium psoraleae Robertson, 1902


Scientific Name: Anthidium psoraleae Robertson, 1902

Common Name: Anthidium psoraleae


Anthidium psoraleae Robertson, 1902: 322 [♀, ♂].

     Lectotype , designated by W.E. LaBerge, in Webb (1980: 117). USA, Illinois, Carlinville [INHS no. 8982].


DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): N/A

Distribution in Canada: Schwartz 1928 [NT, BC]; Romankova 2003 [ON]; Sheffield and Heron 2019 [BC].

Despite the earlier accounts of this species in Canada, Gonzalez and Griswold (2013: 345) did not record it outside of the United States.

Body length: ♀ 11.5 mm ♂ 12 - 13.8 mm

Forewing length: ♀ 8 mm ♂ 8.6 - 8.8 mm


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

Webb DW (1980) Primary insect types in the Illinois Natural History Survey Collection, exclusinve of the Collemboa and Thysanoptera. Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin 32(2): 55-191.

Schwarz HF (1928) Anthidiinae collected mostly in Canada (Hymenop). The Canadian Entomologist 60(9): 212-217.

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.

Robertson C (1902) Some new or little-known bees.—IV. The Canadian Entomologist 34(12): 321–325.

Romankova T (2003) Ontario nest-building bees of the tribe Anthidiini (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae). Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 134: 85-89.

Sociality: Solitary
Pollen Specialization: Polylectic
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Ontario
Ecozone: Mixwood Plains, Western Interior Basin

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