Species

Scientific Name: Panurginus atriceps (Cresson, 1878)

Common Name: Panurginus atriceps

Taxonomy

Calliopsis atriceps Cresson, 1878: 67 [♂‚]

 

♀ described by Cockerell (1898e).

 

Calliopsis atriceps Cresson, 1878: 67 [♂‚]

 

♀ described by Cockerell (1898e).

 

Rust (1976) reported this species foraging on and collectin pollen from Downingia flowers (D. bella Hoover or D. cuspidata (Green). The larval stages and nesting biology was described by Rust (1976). Rust (1976) indicated that nest initiation took place in pre-exisiting cracks in the ground.

 

References

Rust RW (1976) Notes on the biology of North American species of Panurginus (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 52(2): 159-166.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon
Ecozone: Boreal Cordillera, Montane Cordillera, Western Interior Basin