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Andrena ilicis Mitchell, 1960


Scientific Name: Andrena ilicis Mitchell, 1960

Common Name: Ilex Miner Bee


Andrena (Trachandrena) ilicis Mitchell, 1960: 186 [♀].

     Holotype ♀. USA, North Carolina, Ivanhoe, 12 April 1945, by T.B. Mitchell, on Ilex [USNM no. 75180].


Taxonomic notes: The ♂ was described by LaBerge (1971: 460).

Distribution in Canada: Pindar 2014 [ON]; Sharkey 2022 [ON].

Sharkey (2022: 122) recorded this as a first record for Ontario and/or Canada, though it had previously been recorded by Pindar (2014). 


LaBerge WE (1971) A revision of the bees of the genus Andrena of the Western Hemisphere. Part IV. Scrapteropsis, Xiphandrena and Rhaphandrena. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 97(3): 441-520.

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

Pindar AN (2014) The effect of fire disturbance on bee community composition in Oak Savannah habitat in southern Ontario, Canada. PhD Thesis, York University, Toronto. xiv + 160

Sharkey JK (2022) Restoring rarities: the impact of habitat management and restoration on native bee communities in tallgrass prairie and oak savanna in southern Ontario. MSc Thesis, University of Guelph, xv + 153 pp.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Ilex sp.

Distribution: Ontario
Ecozone: Mixwood Plains

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