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Protandrena illinoiensis (Cresson, 1878)


Scientific Name: Protandrena illinoiensis (Cresson, 1878)

Common Name: Protandrena illinoiensis


Calliopsis Illinoiensis Cresson, 1878: 66 [♂].

     Lectotype ♂, designated by Cresson (1916: 120). USA, Illinois [ANSP no. 2196].


Taxonomic notes: The ♀ was keyed by Crawford (1932: 76), though described in detail by Mitchell (1960: 274) as Pseudopanurgus (Heterosarus) illinoiensis (Cresson). Though Bradley (1942: 190) felt Protandrena (Pterosarus). compositarum (Robertson) was a synonym of P. illinoiensis (listed as such by Michener 1951: 1099), Mitchell (1960: 273) felt this was done in error, so is not included here.

Distribution in Canada: Mitchell 1960 [QC]; Krombein 1967 [QC].


Cresson ET (1878) Descriptions of new North American Hymenoptera in the collection of the American Entomological Society. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 7: 61-136.

Crawford JC (1932) New North American bees. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 34: 69-78.

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

Cresson ET (1916) The Cresson types of Hymenoptera. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 1: 1-141.

Michener CD (1951) Subfamily Panurginae. In: Muesebeck CF, Krombein KV, Townes HK (Eds) Hymenoptera of America north of Mexico Synoptic Catalog. 2. United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Monograph, Washington. Pp. 1087-1104.

Krombein KV (1967a) Superfamily Apoidea. In: Krombein KV, Burks BD. Hymenoptera of America North of Mexico Synoptic Catalog (Agriculture Monograph No. 2). Second supplement . United States Government Printing Office, Washington. Pp. 422-520.

Bradley JC (1942) Notes on bees (Hymen.: Andrenidae). Entomological News 53: 189-190.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Quebec