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Panurginus ineptus Cockerell, 1922


Scientific Name: Panurginus ineptus Cockerell, 1922

Common Name: Panurginus ineptus


Panurginus ineptus Cockerell, 1922: 8 [♀].

     Holotype ♀. USA, Colorado, Tennessee Pass, about 10,500 ft. alt., 6-8 August 1920 [AMNH].

Panurginus bakeri Crawford, 1926: 213 [♂]. Preoccupied, not Panurginus bakeri (Cockerell, 1906)]. Synonymy by Timberlake (1971: 148).

     Syntypes ♂. USA, Colorado, by C.F. Baker [Baker nos 1580, 1581, 1582, 2019 – 5 specimens].

Panurginus rohweri Crawford, 1932: 78. New name for Panurginus bakeri Crawford, 1926.


Distribution in Canada: Armbruster and Gunn 1989 [AK]; Sheffield et al. 2014 [SK]; Sheffield and Heron 2019 [BC]. BOLD [AK, BC, AB, NL].

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:ABZ3091BOLD:AAH8208

The second BIN includes additional records from BC (not yet added here).



Armbruster WS, Guinn DA (1989) The solitary bee fauna (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of interior and arctic Alaska: flower associations, habitat use, and phenology. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 62(4): 468-483.

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

Sheffield CS, Frier SD, Dumesh D (2014) The bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes) of the Prairies Ecozone, with comparisons to other grasslands of Canada. In: Giberson DJ, Cárcamo HA (Eds) Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands (Volume 4): Biodiversity and Systematics Part 2. 4. Biological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, 479 pp. [ISBN 978-0-9689321-7-9].

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 (1922) Bees of the genus Panurginus obtained by the American Museum Rocky Mountain Expeditions. American Museum Novitates 36: 1-10.

Crawford JC (1926) North American bees of the genus Panurginus. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 28: 207-214.

Timberlake PH (1971) On the identity of Panurginus ineptus Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 47(2): 148.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Alaska, British Columbia, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan, Yukon
Ecozone: Boreal Cordillera, Newfoundland Boreal, Pacific Maritime, Prairie, Western Interior Basin

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