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Nomada graenicheri Cockerell, 1905


Scientific Name: Nomada graenicheri Cockerell, 1905

Common Name: Graenicher's Nomad Bee


Nomada (Xanthidium) Graenicheri Cockerell, 1905: 189 [♀].

     Holotype . USA, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 16 August 1903, by S. Graenicher [USNM no. 29483].


Taxonomic notes: The ♂ was described by Graenicher (1911: 239).

Biology: S. Graenicher, cited in Cockerell (1905: 189) indicated that this species probably uses late summer flying Andrena as hosts, especially those occuring on Helianthus spp.

Distribution in Canada: Pindar 2014 [ON].


Graenicher S (1911) Bees of northwestern Wisconsin. Bulletin of the Public Museum of Milwaukee 1: 221-249.

Cockerell TDA (1905) Some bees of the genus Nomada from Wisconsin. The Canadian Entomologist 37(5): 189–191.

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

Sociality: Parasitic
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Not Applicable

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Ontario
Ecozone: Mixwood Plains

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