Andrena Florivaga Eversmann , 1852 (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Andrenidae) - A New Bee Species of the Genus Andrena in Poland

Józef Banaszak 1 , Ewelina Motyka 1  and Katarzyna Szczepko 2
  • 1 Department of Ecology, Institute of Biology and Environmental Protection, Kazimierz Wielki University, Ossolińskich Av. 12, 85-093 Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • 2 Department of Didactics in Biology and Biodiversity Studies, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Łódź, Banacha St. 1/3, 90-237 Łódź, Poland

Summary

The first record of Andrena florivaga Eversmann, 1852 is reported from Poland on the basis of specimens collected in the Kampinos National Park (Mazovian Lowland). Diagnosis, data on localities, biology, and general distribution of the species are provided. One female and five males were caught on a mowed fresh meadow and fallow fields with the use of water pan-traps (Moericke traps), during the 2003 - 2004 time period. The main morphological characteristics distinguishing Andrena florivaga from the very similar Andrena dorsalis Brullé, 1832 species and from the other species of the subgenus Lepidandrena are: in the case of females - the width of facial foveae and colouration of legs, and in the case of males - the length of the first flagellar segment, colouration of clypeus, and pubescence of gonostyles. Andrena florivaga can be found from France in the west, to Central Siberia (Baikal lake region) in the east, and Turkey in the south. Poland is the northernmost locality of the species.

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