Scientific Name: Colletes gypsicolens Cockerell, 1897
Common Name: Gypsum Plasterer Bee
Colletes gypsicolens Cockerell 1897a: 47 [â™‚]
Syntypes â™‚. USA, New Mexico, White Sands by Whitewater, 6 October, by C.H.T. Townsend (C-36), on Bigelovia [CAS; Riverside?].
Notes on Type Material: Stephen (1954) indicated that the holotype in the Cockerell Collection seems to be lost. Though Cockerell (1897a) did not specifically designated a holotype, it appears that only one of the four specimens can be found [which was examined and retained by TImberlake (1943), and was placed within the Timberlake collection in Riverside [currently at CAS], though this specimen was never designated as a lectotype.
Species Note: â™€ described by Timberlake (1943).
Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Western Interior Basin