Pollen Specialist Bees of the Eastern United States

Jarrod Fowler & Sam Droege

Pollen Specialist Bee Phenology: OCTOBER

Table 1. Pollen specialist bee families (n = 5), genera (n = 11), and species (n = 47) 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 (Callandrena s.l.) acceptaViereck, 1916FL-LA-MD-MS-NC-NJ-NY-SC-VARare.......XXX..Asteraceae, e.g. Grindelia Willd., Helianthus L.
Andrena (Callandrena s.l.) asteroidesMitchell, 1960AL-GA-MD-MS-NC-NJ-PA-SC-VARare........XXX.Symphyotrichum Nees
Andrena (Callandrena s.l.) braccataViereck, 1907CT-GA-MA-MD-ME-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-VACommon-Rare.......XXX..Euthamia Nutt. ex Cass., Solidago L.
Andrena (Callandrena) duplicataMitchell, 1960CT-NC-NJ-NYRare.......XXX..Asteraceae, e.g. Bidens L.
Andrena (Callandrena s.l.) fulvipennisSmith, 1853AL-DE-FL-GA-MD-NC-NJ-NY-SCRare........XX..Chrysopsis (Nutt.) Elliot, Heterotheca Cass., Pityopsis Nutt.
Andrena (Cnemidandrena) hirticinctaProvancher, 1888CT-GA-MA-MD-ME-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-VA-VT-WVCommon.......XXX..Euthamia Nutt ex. Cass., Solidago L., Symphyotrichum Nees
Andrena (Cnemidandrena) nubeculaSmith, 1853CT-DE-GA-MA-MD-ME-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-VA-VT-WVCommon-Uncommon.......XXX..Euthamia Nutt. ex Cass., Solidago L., Symphyotrichum Nees
Andrena (Callandrena s.l.) placataMitchell, 1960CT-MA-MD-ME-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-VA-VT-WVCommon......XXXX..Astereae, e.g. Eurybia (Cass.) Cass., Solidago L., Symphyotrichum Nees
Andrena (Callandrena s.l.) simplexSmith, 1853AL-CT-DE-GA-LA-MA-MD-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-VA-WVCommon......XXXXX.Solidago L., Symphyotrichum Nees
Andrenidae: Panurginae: CalliopsiniCalliopsis (Calliopsima) coloradensisCresson, 1878AL-GA-LA-MS-NCUncommon-Rare.....XXXXX..Asteraceae, e.g. Chrysopsis (Nutt.) Elliot, Grindelia Willd., Solidago L., Symphyotrichum Nees
Andrenidae: Panurginae: Panurgini: PerditinaPerdita (Cockerellia) albipennisCresson, 1868MSRare.....XXXXX..Asteraceae, e.g. Grindelia Willd., Helianthus L., Heterotheca Cass., Rudbeckia L., Symphyotrichum Nees, Verbesina L.
Perdita (Hexaperdita) boltoniae(Robertson, 1902)DE-FL-GA-LA-MD-MS-NC-NJ-NY-SC-VARare......XXXX..Chrysopsis (Nutt.) Elliot, Heterotheca Cass., Pityopsis Nutt.
Perdita (Perdita) consobrinaTimberlake, 1928AL-FL-NC-SC-VARare........XX..Asteraceae, e.g. Balduina Nutt., Chrysopsis (Nutt.) Elliot, Heterotheca Cass., Pityopsis Nutt., Solidago L.
Perdita (Perdita) discretaTimberlake, 1954NC-SCRare........XX..Asteraceae: Astereae e.g. Heterotheca Cass.
Perdita (Perdita) georgicaTimberlake, 1928FL-GA-MS-NCUncommon.......XXX..Chrysopsis (Nutt.) Elliot, Heterotheca Cass., Pityopsis Nutt.
Perdita (Perdita) gerardiaeCrawford, 1932FL-MD-MS-NC-NJ-SCRare........XX..Agalinis Raf.
Perdita (Hexaperdita) graenicheri Timberlake, 1947FLRare........XX..Chrysopsis (Nutt.) Elliot, Heterotheca Cass., Pityopsis Nutt.
Perdita (Perdita) octomaculata(Say, 1824)AL-CT-DE-FL-GA-MA-MD-ME-MS-NC-NH-NJ-NY-RI-SC-VA-VT-WVCommon-Uncommon......XXXX..Astereae, e.g. Baccharis L., Chrysopsis (Nutt.) Elliot, Euthamia Nutt. ex Cass., Grindelia Willd., Pityopsis Nutt., Solidago L., Symphyotrichum Nees
Perdita (Perdita) polygonellaeTimberlake, 1954AL-FL-NCRare........XX..Polygonella Michx.
Andrenidae: Panurginae: ProtandreniniPseudopanurgus compositarum(Robertson, 1893)CT-DE-GA-LA-MD-NC-NJ-NY-PA-VA-WVUncommon........XX..Asteraceae, e.g. Bidens L., Rudbeckia L., Solidago L., Symphyotrichum Nees
Pseudopanurgus labrosiformis(Robertson, 1898)GA-MD-NC-VA-WVRare.......XXX..Asteraceae, e.g. Bidens L., Coreopsis L., Helianthus L., Rudbeckia L., Silphium L., Solidago L.
Pseudopanurgus solidaginis(Robertson, 1893)AL-MD-MS-NCUncommon.......XXX..Asteraceae, e.g. Bidens L., Coreopsis L., Helianthus L., Pityopsis Nutt., Rudbeckia L., Solidago L.
Apidae: Apinae: EuceriniMelissodes (Eumelissodes) agilisCresson, 1878AL-CT-DE-FL-GA-LA-MA-MD-ME-MS-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-SC-VA-VT-WVCommon-Uncommon....XXXXXXX.Asteraceae, e.g. Grindelia Willd., Helianthus L., Ratibida Raf., Solidago L.
Melissodes (Eumelissodes) boltoniaeRobertson, 1905AL-DE-FL-GA-LA-MD-MS-NC-NY-PA-SC-VAUncommon......XXXXX.Asteraceae, e.g. Bidens L., Chrysopsis (Nutt.) Elliot, Cirsium Mill., Coreopsis L., Grindelia Willd., Helianthus L., Heterotheca Cass., Ratibida Raf., Rudbeckia L., Solidago L., Symphyotrichum Nees, Vernonia Schreb.
Melissodes (Eumelissodes) denticulatusSmith, 1854AL-CT-DE-FL-GA-LA-MA-MD-MS-NC-NJ-NY-PA-VA-VT-WVCommon-Uncommon....XXXXXX..Asteraceae, e.g. Vernonia Schreb.
Melissodes (Eumelissodes) dentiventrisSmith, 1854AL-CT-DE-FL-GA-MA-MD-MS-NC-NJ-NY-PA-SC-VAUncommon......XXXX..Asteraceae, e.g. Bidens L., Chrysopsis (Nutt.) Elliot, Coreopsis L., Helianthus L., Pityopsis Nutt., Solidago L., Symphyotrichum Nees, Vernonia Schreb.
Melissodes (Heliomelissodes) desponsusSmith, 1854AL-CT-DE-FL-GA-MA-MD-ME-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-SC-VA-VT-WVCommon.....XXXXX..Asteraceae, e.g. Cirsium Mill.
Melissodes (Eumelissodes) druriellus(Kirby, 1802)AL-CT-GA-MA-MD-ME-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-SC-VA-VT-WVUncommon....XXXXXXX.Asteraceae, e.g. Euthamia Nutt. ex Cass., Helianthus L., Rudbeckia L., Solidago L., Symphyotrichum Nees, Vernonia Schreb.
Melissodes (Eumelissodes) fumosusLaBerge, 1961MD-MS-NC-SC-VARare.....XXXXX..Asteraceae, e.g. Chrysopsis (Nutt.) Elliot, Pityopsis Nutt., Solidago L.
Melissodes (Eumelissodes) niveusRobertson, 1895AL-MD-MS-NC-NJ-NY-VAUncommon......XXXX..Asteraceae, e.g. Bidens L., Chrysopsis (Nutt.) Elliot, Helianthus L., Solidago L., Symphyotrichum Nees, Vernonia Schreb.
Melissodes (Eumelissodes) pilleatusLaBerge, 1961NCRare........XX..Asteraceae, e.g. Chrysopsis (Nutt.) Elliot, Symphyotrichum Nees
Melissodes (Eumelissodes) tinctusLaBerge, 1961FL-GA-LA-MS-NC-SCRare.......XXXXXAsteraceae, e.g. Chrysopsis (Nutt.) Elliot, Helianthus L., Symphyotrichum Nees, Verbesina L.
Melissodes (Eumelissodes) trinodisRobertson, 1901CT-DE-FL-GA-LA-MA-MD-ME-MS-NC-NJ-NY-RI-VA-VTUncommon......XXXX..Asteraceae, e.g. Helianthus L., Ratibida Raf., Rudbeckia L.
Apidae: Apinae: EuceriniSvastra (Epimelissodes) aegis(LaBerge, 1956)AL-FL-GA-LA-MS-NC-SCUncommon......XXXX..Asteraceae, e.g. Balduina Nutt., Chrysopsis (Nutt.) Elliot, Helenium L., Helianthus L., Symphyotrichum Nees
Svastra (Anthedonia) compta(Cresson, 1878)GA-MD-NC-NJ-PAUncommon.....XXXXXX.Oenothera L.
Svastra (Epimelissodes) obliqua(Say, 1837)AL-DE-FL-GA-LA-MD-MS-NC-NJ-NY-SC-VAUncommon.....XXXXXX.Asteraceae, e.g. Cirsium Mill., Grindelia Willd., Helianthus L., Rudbeckia L., Vernonia Schreb.
Apidae: Apinae: ExomalopsiniAnthophorula (Anthophorisca) micheneriTimberlake, 1948MS-VARare........XX..Agalinis Raf.
ColletidaeColletes americanusCresson, 1868CT-FL-GA-LA-MA-MD-ME-MS-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-VA-WVCommon-Uncommon....XXXXXX..Asteraceae, e.g. Euthamia Nutt. ex Cass., Grindelia Willd., Helianthus L., Pityopsis Nutt., Rudbeckia L., Solidago L., Symphyotrichum Nees
Colletes compactusCresson, 1868CT-DE-MA-MD-ME-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-VA-VT-WVCommon.....XXXXXX.Asteraceae, e.g. Bidens L., Chrysopsis (Nutt.) Elliot, Rudbeckia L., Solidago L., Symphyotrichum Nees
Colletes howardiSwenk, 1925FL-NC Rare........XX..Fabaceae, e.g. Dalea L.
Colletes simulansCresson, 1868AL-CT-FL-GA-MA-MD-ME-MS-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-SC-VA-VT-WVCommon....XXXXXXX.Euthamia Nutt. ex Cass., Solidago L., Symphyotrichum Nees
Colletes speculiferusCockerell, 1927CT-DE-FL-GA-MA-MD-MS-NC-NJ-NY-RI-SC-VAUncommon......XXXX..Asteraceae, e.g. Euthamia Nutt ex. Cass., Solidago L., Symphyotrichum Nees
Colletes thysanellaeMitchell, 1951AL-FL-GA-NC-SC-VARare........XXX.Asteraceae, e.g. Baccharis L., Balduina Nutt., Heterotheca Cass., Solidago L.
Megachilidae: AnthidiiniTrachusa (Heteranthidium) zebrata(Cresson, 1872)LA-MSRare.......XXX..Asteraceae, e.g. Helianthus L.
Megachilidae: MegachiliniMegachile (Sayapis) inimicaCresson, 1872AL-CT-DE-FL-GA-LA-MA-MD-MS-NC-NJ-NY-PA-SC-VA-WVUncommon......XXXXX.Asteraceae, e.g. Baccharis L., Chrysopsis (Nutt.) Elliot, Cirsium Mill., Coreopsis L., Erigeron L., Grindelia Willd., Helianthus L., Rudbeckia L., Silphium L., Solidago L., Verbesina L., Vernonia Schreb.
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.
Melittidae: Dasypodainae: HesperapiniHesperapis (Carinapis) orariaSnelling & Stage, 1997AL-FL-MSRare.........X..Asteraceae, e.g. Balduina Nutt.

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