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Colletes compactus compactus Cresson, 1868


Scientific Name: Colletes compactus compactus Cresson, 1868

Common Name: Compact Plasterer Bee


Colletes compacta Cresson 1868: 166 [♀, ♂].

     Lectotype ♀ [deisgnated by Cresson (1916: 107). USA, Illinois [ANSP no. 2144].


Taxonomic Notes: When this species was described, Cresson (1868: 166) described syntype ♀s and ♂s from Connecticut and Illinois that were at ANSP, but did not clearly indicate how many specimens of each sex or location. Swenk (1908: 27) indicated a type locality of Connecticut, but did not select a specific specimen, indicating that types were at ANSP. Thus, Cresson’s (1916: 107) lectotype designation of the ♀ specimen from Illinois [ANSP no. 2144] is considered the correct deisgnation.

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:AAC3237

Distribution in Canada: Criddle et al. 1924 [NB, NS]; Michener 1951 [NS]; Stephen 1954 [NB, NS as marginal locations]; Mitchell 1960 [NS]; Hurd 1979 [NS]; Sheffield et al. 2003 [NS], 2014 [SK]; Romankova 2003 [ON]; Discover Life [BC, AB, SK, ON, NB, NS, PE, LB, NF].

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Broad Oligolecty
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Symphyotrichum ericoides, Solidago sp.

Distribution: Labrador, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan
Ecozone: Atlantic Maritime, Mixwood Plains, Newfoundland Boreal, Prairie, Western Interior Basin

female; lateral view
female; lateral view

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