Scientific Name: Colletes americanus Cresson, 1868
Common Name: American Plasterer Bee
Colletes americanus Cresson, 1868: 167 [♀,♂‚]
Holotype ♀. USA, Illinois [ANSP no. 2145]
Notes on Type Material: Though Stephen (1954) indicates the type locality of Massachusetts, the Entomology Type Collection at ANSP indicates Illinois. In the original publication, Cresson (1868) indicates Mass., Del., Va., Ill. as type localities, and it does not appear that a lectotype was selected among the original syntype series.
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva
Distribution: Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
Ecozone: Atlantic Maritime, Boreal Plains, Boreal Shield, Mixwood Plains, Prairie