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Colletes validus Cresson, 1868


Scientific Name: Colletes validus Cresson, 1868

Common Name: Long-faced Plasterer Bee


Colletes valida Cresson, 1868: 165 [♀, ♂].

     Lectotype ♀‚ desginated by Cresson (1916: 109). USA, Massachusetts, by F. Stratton [ANSP no 2143].


DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:AAI9254

Distribution in Canada: Swenk 1908 [NB]; Stephen 1954 [NB]; Mitchell 1960 [NB]; Hurd 1979 [NB]; Mohr and Kevan 1987 [ON]; Sheffield et al. 2003 [NS]; Romankova 2003 [ON]; Gibbs et al. 2023 [MB]; RSKM [QC]; Discover Life [MB, ON, NB, PE, NS].



Cresson ET (1868) Descriptions of North American Bees.—No. 1. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 12: 165-171.

Hurd PD (1979) Superfamily Apoidea. In: Krombein KV, Hurd Jr PD, Smith DR, Burks BD (Eds) Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 2735 pp.

Mitchell TB (1960) Bees of the Eastern United States. Volume 1. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 141: 1-538.

Sheffield CS, Kevan PG, Smith RF, Rigby SM, Rogers RE (2003) Bee species of Nova Scotia, Canada, with new records and notes on bionomics and floral relations (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 76(2): 357-384.

Stephen WP (1954) A revision of the bee genus Colletes in America north of Mexico (Hymenoptera Colletidae). University of Kansas Science Bulletin 36: 149-527.

Swenk MH (1908) Specific characters in the bee genus Colletes. Papers from the University Studies Series, The University of Nebraska 8: 1-60.

Gibbs J, Hanuschuk E, Miller R, Dubois M, Martini M, Robinson S, Nakagawa P, Sheffield CS, Onuferko T (2023) A checklist of the bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Manitoba, Canada. The Canadian Entomologist 155: E3.

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
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Broad Oligolecty
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Vaccinium angustifolium

Distribution: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
Ecozone: Atlantic Maritime, Boreal Shield, Mixwood Plains

female; lateral view
female; lateral view
male; lateral view
male; lateral view

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