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Heriades cressoni Michener, 1938


Scientific Name: Heriades cressoni Michener, 1938

Common Name: Cresson s Armored-Resin Bee


Heriades (Physostetha) cressoni Michener, 1938: 529 [♀, ♂].

     Holotype ♀. USA, California, San Bernardino Mountains, Bluff Lake, 15 July 1934, by C.D. Michener [CAS no. 4600].


Taxonomic Notes: Michener (1938: 529) indicated that Cockerell (1897: 137, 1930: 4) had previously identified this as H. carinata Cresson.

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:AAD3798

Distribution in Canada: Hurd and Michener 1955 [BC]; Elwell 2012 [BC]; Rowe 2017 [BC]; Sheffield and Heron 2019 [BC].


Sheffield CS, Heron JM (2019) The bees of British Columbia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes). Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia 115: 44-85.

Cockerell TDA (1930) Bees from Mesa Verde, Colorado, in the American Museum of Natural History. American Museum Novitates 397: 1-8.

Hurd PD, Michener CD (1955) The megachiline bees of California. Bulletin of the California Insect Survey 3: 1-247.

Michener CD (1938) American bees of the genus Heriades. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 31(4): 514-531.

Cockerell TDA (1897) Contributions from the New Mexico biological station.—VI. The New Mexico bees of the genus Heriades, and a new Halictus. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 6 19(116): 135-143.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Cavity Renter
Pollen Specialization: Polylectic
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Solidago sp., Chrysothamnus sp., Gutierrezia sp., Grindelia sp., Erigeron sp., Senecio sp.

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Western Interior Basin

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