Pollen Specialist Bees of the Eastern United States

Jarrod Fowler & Sam Droege

Pollen Specialist Bee Phenology: APRIL

Table 1. Pollen specialist bee families (n = 5), genera (n = 16), and species (n = 64) with taxonomic authorities, distributions according to records from 20 states (AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, LA, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT, and WV), regional conservation status (Common, Uncommon, or Rare), phenology according to records from 12 months (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December), and host plant families and genera. Bee families and member genera and species are presented in ascending alphabetical order. Families, subfamilies, tribes, and subtribes link to BugGuide profiles. Species link to Discover Life species profiles. Month headings link to month-specific lists. Host plants link to USDA PLANTS Database genera profiles: view 'Subordinate Taxa' tabs for regional host plant species. Arthropoda: Hexapoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Aculeata: Anthophila (Apoidea):
Family: Subfamily: Tribe: SubtribeGenus (Subgenus) speciesAuthorityRecorded statesStatusJFMAMJJASONDHost plant Family, Genera
Andrenidae: AndreninaeAndrena (Parandrena) andrenoides(Cresson, 1878)AL-FL-GA-MD-NC-NJ-NY-SC-VARare...XX.......Salix L.
Andrena (Scaphandrena) arabisRobertson, 1897CT-DE-MA-MD-NC-NJ-NY-PA-VA-WVUncommon..XXX.......Arabis L., Cardamine L.
Andrena (Thysandrena) bisalicisViereck, 1908AL-CT-DE-GA-LA-MA-MD-ME-MS-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-SC-VA-VT-WVCommon-Uncommon..XXXXX.....Salix L.
Andrena (Conandrena) bradleyiViereck, 1907CT-DE-GA-MA-MD-ME-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-SC-VACommon-Uncommon..XXXX......Ericaceae, e.g. Gaylussacia Kunth, Vaccinium L.
Andrena (Andrena) carolinaViereck, 1909AL-GA-CT-DE-MA-MD-ME-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-VA-WVCommon-Uncommon...XXXX.....Ericaceae, e.g. Gaylussacia Kunth, Vaccinium L.
Andrena (Andrena) clarkella(Kirby, 1802)CT-MA-ME-NH-NY-RI-VT-WVCommon-Rare...XXXX.....Salix L.
Andrena (Ptilandrena) distansProvancher, 1888CT-GA-MA-MD-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-VACommon-Uncommon...XXX......Geranium L.
Andrena (Ptilandrena) erigeniaeRobertson, 1891CT-DE-MA-MD-MS-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-SC-VA-WVCommon..XXX.......Claytonia L.
Andrena (Tylandrena) erythrogaster(Ashmead, 1890)CT-FL-GA-MA-MD-ME-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-SC-VA-VT-WVCommon-Uncommon...XXXX.....Salix L.
Andrena (Leucandrena) erythroniiRobertson, 1891CT-FL-MA-MD-ME-NH-NJ-NY-PA-VA-WVUncommon...XXX......Erythronium L.
Andrena (Andrena) frigidaSmith, 1853CT-GA-MA-MD-ME-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-VACommon-Uncommon..XXXX......Salix L.
Andrena (Callandrena s.l.) gardineriCockerell, 1906AL-FL-GA-MD-MS-NC-SC-VA-WVUncommon...XXX......Packera Á. Löve & D. Löve
Andrena (Euandrena) geraniiRobertson, 1891FL-MD-NH-NJ-NY-PA-VA-VT-WVUncommon...XXXX.....Hydrophyllum L.
Andrena (Micrandrena) illinoiensisRobertson, 1891MD-NY-VARare...XXX......Salix L.
Andrena (Scrapteropsis) kalmiaeAtwood, 1934CT-MA-ME-NHUncommon...XXXX.....Ericaceae, e.g. Kalmia L., Lyonia Nutt., Vaccinium L.
Andrena (Callandrena s.l.) krigianaRobertson, 1901AL-CT-FL-GA-LA-MA-MD-MS-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-SC-VA-WVUncommon..XXXX......Cichorieae, e.g. Hieracium L., Krigia Schreb.
Andrena (Micrandrena) lamellitergaRibble, 1968MD-PA-VARare...XX.......Phacelia Juss.
Andrena (Andrena) macoupinensisRobertson, 1900AL-FL-GA-MD-MS-NC-PA-SC-VA-WVUncommon..XXXX......Salix L.
Andrena (Trachandrena) mariaeRobertson, 1891GA-MD-NC-NH-NJ-RI-VA-WVUncommon..XXX.......Salix L.
Andrena (Micrandrena) melanochroaCockerell, 1898CT-GA-MA-MD-ME-NC-NH-NJ-NY-VA-WVUncommon..XXXXX.....Rosaceae, e.g. Fragaria L., Potentilla L., Rubus L.
Andrena (Parandrena) nidaMitchell, 1960AL-FL-GA-MD-MS-NC-NH-NJ-NY-RI-VA-WVUncommon..XXX.......Salix L.
Andrena (Micrandrena) nigraeRobertson, 1905AL-CT-DE-FL-GA-MA-MD-ME-MS-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-SC-VA-VT-WVUncommon...XXX......Salix L.
Andrena (Euandrena) phaceliaeMitchell, 1960MD-NC-VA-WVRare...XX.......Phacelia Juss.
Andrena (Trachandrena) rehniViereck, 1907CT, DE, GA, MA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA, VARare...XXX......Castanea Mill.
Andrena (Micrandrena) salictariaRobertson, 1905CT-GA-MA-MD-ME-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-VA-VT-WVCommon-Rare..XXX.......Salix L.
Andrena (Trachandrena) sigmundiCockerell, 1902CT-GA-MA-ME-NC-NH-RI-VTCommon..XXXX......Salix L.
Andrena (Iomelissa) violaeRobertson, 1891CT-DE-FL-GA-MA-MD-MS-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-SC-VA-WVCommon-Uncommon..XX........Viola L.
Andrena (Parandrena) wellesleyanaRobertson, 1897CT-MA-RIUncommon...XX.......Salix L.
Andrena (Micrandrena) ziziaeRobertson, 1891CT-GA-MA-MD-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-VA-VT-WVCommon-Uncommon...XXX......Zizia W.D.J. Koch
Andrena (Derandrena) ziziaeformisCockerell, 1908CT-DE-GA-MD-NC-NJ-NY-PA-VA-WVUncommon-Rare...XX.......Potentilla L., Waldsteinia Willd.
Andrenidae: Panurginae: Panurgini: PanurginiaPanurginus atramontensisCrawford, 1926GA-MD-MS-NC-NJ-VARare...XXX......Vaccinium (Polycodium) L.
Panurginus potentillae(Crawford, 1916)CT-GA-MA-MD-NC-NJ-NY-SC-VAUncommon-Rare..XXX.......Potentilla L.
Andrenidae: Panurginae: Panurgini: PerditinaPerdita (Alloperdita) floridensisTimberlake, 1928FL-NCRare...XX.......Ilex L.
Perdita (Perdita) gerhardiViereck, 1904FL-MD-NC-NJ-VA-WVRare...XXXXX....Monarda L.
Perdita (Perdita) halictoidesSmith, 1853FL-GA-MA-MD-NC-NH-NJ-NY-VTUncommon-Rare...XXXXXX...Physalis L.
Perdita (Perdita) maculigeraCockerell, 1896NYRare...XXX......Salix L.
Andrenidae: Panurginae: ProtandreniniPseudopanurgus passifloraeRobertson, 1897MS-NC-VARare...XXXXXX...Passiflora L.
Apidae: Apinae: AnthophoriniHabropoda laboriosa(Fabricius, 1804)AL-CT-DE-FL-GA-MA-MD-ME-MS-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-SC-VACommon-UncommonXXXXX.....XXCercis L., Vaccinium L.
Apidae: Apinae: EmphoriniDiadasia (Coquillettapis) afflica(Cresson, 1878)LA-MSRare..XXXX......Malvaceae, e.g. Callirhoe Nutt.
Apidae: Apinae: EuceriniFlorilegus (Florilegus) condignus(Cresson, 1878)AL-DE-FL-GA-LA-MD-MS-NC-NJ-SC-VAUncommon-Rare...XXXXX....Pontederia L.
Apidae: Apinae: EuceriniMelissodes (Apomelissodes) apicatusLovell and Cockerell, 1906CT-DE-FL-GA-MA-MD-ME-NH-NJ-NYUncommon-Rare..XXXXX.....Pontederia L.
Melissodes (Apomelissodes) fimbriatusCresson, 1878MS-NC-VARare...XXXX.....Oenothera L.
Melissodes (Apomelissodes) mitchelliLaBerge, 1956FL-GA-NC-SCRare...XX.......Opuntia Mill.
Apidae: Apinae: EuceriniSvastra (Epimelissodes) petulca(Cresson, 1878)AL-FL-GA-LA-MS-NC-NJ-SCUncommon-Rare...XXXXXX...Asteraceae, e.g. Coreopsis L., Helenium L., Helianthus L., Pyrrhopappus DC., Ratibida Raf., Rudbeckia L., Verbesina L.
ColletidaeColletes banksiSwenk, 1908CT-FL-GA-LA-NC-NJ-NY-SC-VARare...XXXX.....Ilex L.
Colletes brevicornisRobertson, 1897FL-GA-LA-MD-NC-NJ-SC-VA-WVUncommon..XXXX......Campanula L., Triodanis Raf. ex Greene
Colletes brimleyiMitchell, 1951FL-GA-NC-NJ-SCRare..XXXX......Ilex L.
Colletes latitarsisRobertson, 1891AL-CT-FL-GA-MA-MD-ME-MS-NC-NJ-NY-PA-SC-VA-WVUncommon..XXXXXXX...Physalis L.
Colletes productusRobertson, 1891AL-CT-FL-GA-LA-MA-MD-NC-NH-NJ-SC-VA-WVUncommon-Rare...XXXX.....Lyonia Nutt., Vaccinium L., e.g. Vaccinium arboreum Marshall
Colletes validusCresson, 1868CT-DE-GA-MA-ME-MD-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-SC-VAUncommon..XXXXX.....Ericaceae, e.g. Vaccinium L.
Colletes willistoniRobertson, 1891FL-GA-MD-NC-NJ-NY-PA-VARare...XXXXXX...Physalis L.
Halictidae: Halictinae: HalictiniLasioglossum (Hemihalictus) lustrans(Cockerell, 1897)AL-DE-FL-GA-LA-MD-MS-NC-SC-VARare...XXXXXX...Pyrrhopappus DC.
Megachilidae: AnthidiiniDianthidium (Dianthidium) curvatum(Smith, 1854)AL-FL-GA-MS-NC-SCUncommon...XXXXXX...Asteraceae, e.g. Coreopsis L., Grindelia Willd., Helenium L., Helianthus L.
Megachilidae: LithurginaeLithurgopsis gibbosa(Smith, 1853)AL-FL-GA-NC-SCUncommon-Rare...XX.......Opuntia Mill.
Megachilidae: MegachiliniMegachile (Megachiloides) integraCresson, 1878AL-FL-GA-MD-NC-NJ-SCRare..XXXXXXX...Galactia P. Br., Strophostyles Elliot
Megachile (Megachiloides) oenotherae(Mitchell, 1924)GA-LA-NC-NJRare...XXX......Oenothera L.
Megachile (Melanosarus) xylocopoidesSmith, 1853AL-DE-FL-GA-LA-MD-MS-NC-NJ-SC-VAUncommon..XXXXXXXX..Asteraceae, e.g. Coreopsis L., Erigeron L., Helianthus L., Rudbeckia L., Solidago L., Vernonia Schreb.
Megachilidae: OsmiiniHoplitis (Robertsonella) micheneriMitchell, 1962FL-GA-NC-SCUncommon-Rare...XX.......Amorpha L.
Hoplitis (Robertsonella) simplex(Cresson, 1864)DE-MD-NC-NJ-SC-VA-WVRare..XXX.......Nemophila Nutt., Phacelia Juss.
Megachilidae: OsmiiniOsmia (Melanosmia) calaminthaeRightmyer, Deyrup, Ascher, & Griswold, 2011FLRare...X........Clinopodium Mill.
Osmia (Helicosmia) chalybeaSmith, 1853AL-DE-FL-GA-LA-MD-MS-NC-NJ-NY-VA-WVRare..XXX.......Cirsium Mill.
Osmia (Melanosmia) distinctaCresson, 1864CT-DE-FL-MA-MD-ME-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-VA-VT-WVUncommon..XXXXX.....Penstemon Schmidel
Osmia (Helicosmia) texanaCresson, 1872MD-VA-WVRare..XXXXXX....Cirsium Mill.
Osmia (Melanosmia) virgaSandhouse, 1939CT-DE-MA-MD-ME-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-VA-WVUncommon...XXX......Vaccinium L.

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