The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Osmia calaminthae Rightmyer, Ascher & Griswold, 2011

Blue calamintha bee

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Rediscovered: March 2020

 

Distribution

Highlands County, Florida, USA

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Rightmyer, Molly G.; Deyrup, Mark; Ascher, John S.; Griswold, Terry. (2011). Osmia species (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae) from the southeastern United States with modified facial hairs: taxonomy, host plants, and conservation status. ZooKeys 148: 257-278.

 

Other references:

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/16/us/florida-blue-calamintha-bee-trnd/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osmia_calaminthae

 

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