Hymenoptera of North Carolina
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View PDFAndrenidae Members: 1 NC Records

Andrena algida Smith, 1853 - Icy Miner Bee

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Family: Andrenidae Subfamily: AndreninaeChecklist Number: 13.00                                                                                  
Comments: 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.
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: Discover Life
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution: This is primarily a northern and western species. The sole North Carolina record appears to be highly disjunct, with the next nearest record in the East from northern Pennsylvania (see map on Discover Life, accessed 2019-2-10).
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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Flight Comments: Unable to determine region (HM or LM).
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: 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 Grandfather Mountain, with an elevation close to 4,000'.
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Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 SH
State Protection:
Comments: Possibly a high elevation, northern disjunct, but more information is needed to determine its status in North Carolina