Hymenoptera of North Carolina
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Xylocopa virginica
Eastern Carpenter Bee
checklist_number: 2199.00
...Due to its use of dead wood for nesting, this species may once have been associated with woodlands or forest-field ecotones. However, it is now frequently observed in residential areas where it nests......G5 S5...
Halictus ligatus
checklist_number: 2459.00
...The majority of flowers visited by this species are found in fields and other open habitats. Species found in both natural and disturbed habitats are used. ......G5 S4S5Considered by Carril and Wilson (2021) to be one of the most common summer bees....
Ceratina dupla
checklist_number: 2173.00
...Our records appear to come mainly from open, herbaceous or shrubby habitats. A number of records come from greenways and other suburban areas......G5 S3S4...
Bombus griseocollis
checklist_number: 1339.00
...Associated with woodland edges, gardens, parks, and farmlands (Williams, 2014)......G5 S4S5...
Bombus bimaculatus
checklist_number: 1323.00
...Habitats include woodlands, parks, and gardens (Williams et al., 2014). North Carolina records also include sand ridges in the Coastal Plain.......G5 S5...
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Megachile exilis
checklist_number: 3257.00
...Habitats used in the Coastal Plain appear to be mainly sand ridges. ......G5 S2S4Most of our records for this species are historic....
Megachile mendica
checklist_number: 3294.00
...Habitats include open sandy areas in the barrier islands and Fall-line Sandhills but may also include wooded habitats in the Piedmont and Mountains.......G5 S5...
Coelioxys octodentatus
checklist_number: 3107.00
.........GNR S3S4...
Melissodes comptoides
checklist_number: 1530.00
...Appears to be primarily associated with open fields......GNR S2S3...
Lasioglossum imitatum
checklist_number: 2583.00
...Associated with open habitats rather than forests but may originally have been an edge species (Michener and Wille, 1961).......G5 S5...
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Augochlora pura
checklist_number: 2445.00
...Nests and forages in deciduous forests but also making use of adjacent fields and shrublands (Stockhammer, 1966).......G5 S5...
Bombus impatiens
checklist_number: 1341.00
...Associated with open, herbaceous habitats, including prairies and meadows, but also occurs to some extent within woodlands. Commonly seen in gardens and parks, including within urban areas (Williams e......G5This is one of the most abundant and widespread of our native bees. In addition to natural populations, this species is now used agriculturally to pollinate crops and has been spread far beyond its n...
Habropoda laboriosa
Blueberry Digger Bee
checklist_number: 1494.00
.........G5 S4S5Considered uncommon by Fowler and Droege (2020)...
Colletes banksi
checklist_number: 2210.00
.........[GNR] SH...
Pseudopanurgus virginicus
checklist_number: 1214.00
...Habitat information on this species appears to be unavailable. Given its preference for visiting Ceanothus and a nesting preference for bare, open ground, the habitats used by this species are probabl......GNR SHWe have a single record for this species from 1950. It is considered rare by Fowler and Droege (2020) and Carril and Wilson (2021)....
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Pseudopanurgus pauper
checklist_number: 1189.00
...Habitat information on this species appears to be unavailable. Given its preference for visiting Ceanothus and a nesting preference for bare, open ground, the habitats used by this species are probabl......GNR SHThe most recent state record for this species is from 1924....
Andrena distans
checklist_number: 149.00
...Carril and Wilson (2021) describe this species as occurring in most of the same areas as Andrena eriginiae, implying an association with rich hardwood forests on mesic slopes and bottomlands. This is ......GNR S3S4...
Andrena arabis
checklist_number: 32.00
This species is one of 470 members of this genus that occur in North American north of Mexico (Discover Life, accessed 2019-12-10), 97 of which have been recorded in North Carolina....In North Carolina, Arabis species are associated with outrcops of mafic rock and are restricted to the Mountains. Cardamine species, on the other hand, have extensive populations in the bottomlands a......GNR SHListed as uncommon by Fowler and Droege (accessed 2014-12-14). Most records for this species east of the Appalachians are from New England, with records from North Carolina located the furthest south....
Andrena erigeniae
checklist_number: 161.00
...Carril and Wilson (2021) describe this species as a specialist on Claytonia virginica, a spring ephemeral associated with rich floodplains and mesic slopes.......GNR S3S4This species was collected in the eastern Piedmont (Raleigh) by Mitchell in the 1920s. All recent records, however, come from the mountains. ...
Andrena ziziae
checklist_number: 473.00
.........GNR...
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Andrena violae
checklist_number: 457.00
...The records from North Carolina where the habitat is mentioned appear to indicate that this species makes use of open areas or forest edges.......GNR S3S4...
Andrena algida
Icy Miner Bee
checklist_number: 13.00
This species is one of 470 members of this genus that occur in North American north of Mexico (Discover Life, accessed 2019-12-10), 97 of which have been recorded in North Carolina....From the location on the specimen label -- Rt 221 4 mi N Linville (misidentified as Hinville) -- the collection appears to have been made in the vicinity of a ridge located on the southeast slope of G......G5 SHPossibly a high elevation, northern disjunct, but more information is needed to determine its status in North Carolina...
Lasioglossum batya
checklist_number: 2502.00
............
Lasioglossum macoupinense
checklist_number: 2609.00
.........G5...
Lasioglossum heterognathus
checklist_number: 2574.00
.........G5...
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Lasioglossum coreopsis
checklist_number: 2529.00
.........GNR...
Lasioglossum bruneri
checklist_number: 2506.00
.........G5...
Andrena accepta
checklist_number: 6.00
This species is one of 470 members of this genus that occur in North American north of Mexico (Discover Life, accessed 2019-12-10), 97 of which have been recorded in North Carolina. LaBerge (1967) placed Andrena accepta in the Callendrena Subgenus and within the Accepta Species Group, the only member of which occurring in our state.A moderately large Andrena. The head is black and there are two prominent para-ocular patches of yellow located between the eyes and clypeus and below the antennal insertions; in the males, the clypeu...Mitchell collected a number of specimens of this species on two dates in 1954 and on one in 1957, all from the vicinity of Burgaw and all from Helianthus. The specimen labels mention the savanna at Bu...Visible at flowers and around nest sites; probably can be collected using the colored bowl method....Insects are not included on the list of Endangered, Threatened, and Special Concern Species in North Carolina and consequently have no statewide protection from take. Populations on State Parks, Game Lands, and other protected conservation lands, however, may require permits in order to collect them.GNR [SH]Considered Rare in the East by Fowler and Droege (accessed 2019-12-10). No specimens from NC appear to have been collected since the 1950s. In addition to the specimens at NCSU, records listed by Disc...
Apis mellifera
Western Honey Bee, European Honey Bee
checklist_number: 1317.00
.........GNR SNA...
Bombus affinis
Rusty Patched Bumble Bee
checklist_number: 1318.00
.........G2 S1...
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Bombus auricomus
checklist_number: 1321.00
.........G4G5...
Bombus citrinus
checklist_number: 1328.00
.........G4...
Bombus fernaldae
checklist_number: 1333.00
.........G5...
Bombus fervidus
checklist_number: 1334.00
.........G3G4 [S3S4]...
Bombus fraternus
checklist_number: 1337.00
.........G2G4 [S2S3]...
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Bombus pensylvanicus
checklist_number: 1354.00
.........G3G4 [S3S4]...
Bombus perplexus
checklist_number: 1355.00
.........G5...
Bombus sandersoni
checklist_number: 1358.00
.........G4G5...
Bombus terricola
checklist_number: 1364.00
.........G3G4 [S3S4]...
Bombus vagans
checklist_number: 1365.00
.........G4...
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Bombus variabilis
checklist_number: 1367.00
.........G1G2 [SH]...
Melitoma taurea
checklist_number: 1613.00
.........GNR...
Ptilothrix bombiformis
checklist_number: 1624.00
.........GNR...
Cemolobus ipomoeae
checklist_number: 1370.00
.........GNR...
Eucera atriventris
checklist_number: 1428.00
.........GNR...
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Eucera dubitata
checklist_number: 1441.00
.........GNR...
Eucera fulvohirta
checklist_number: 1445.00
.........[GNR] SHA rare southeastern species with only two historic and disjunct records from North Carolina (Discover Life, acc. 2020-02-07)...
Eucera hamata
checklist_number: 1446.00
.........GNR...
Eucera rosae
checklist_number: 1462.00
.........GNR...
Florilegus condignus
checklist_number: 1485.00
.........GNR...