Macropis steironema opaca Robertson, 1891
Yakima River oil-collecting bee
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Synonym/s: Macropis steironematis opaca Robertson, 1891
Last record: 1882 (sole record)
According to (Shepherd, 2005), the sole record of this species was in 1882, and was the basis of Robertson's description.
Morgan’s Ferry (along the Yakima River), Washington, USA
Biology & Ecology
Original scientific description:
Roberston, Charles. (1891). Descriptions of new species of North American Bees. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, vol. 18.
Michener, Charles D. (1938). A Review of the American Bees of the Genus Macropis (Hymen., Apoidea). Psyche 45(2-3): 133-135.
Shepherd, M. D. (2005). Species Profile: Macropis steironema opaca. In Shepherd, M. D., D. M. Vaughan, and S. H. Black (Eds.). Red List of Pollinator Insects of North America. CD-ROM Version 1 (May 2005). Portland, OR: The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Tepedino, V. J. and Griswold, T. L. (1995). The bees of the Columbia Basin. Final report, USDA Forest Service, Portland, OR. 212 pp (Technical Report).