Nest in holes in wood blocks or pithy stems. Nest plugs and partitions are made with leaf pulp or mastic. Peebles are found in terminal cell and cap (Cane et al. 2007).
occurs (regularly, as a native taxon) in multiple nations
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Type of Residency: Year-round
Global Range: (200,000 to >2,500,000 square km (about 80,000 to >1,000,000 square miles)) This is looks like another species restricted to a narrow band from Minnesota to Quebec and the New England states, and then south in the mountains definitely to western North Carolina and supposedly also to Georgia. Also mapped by Discover Life website from near Kenora Ontario which is slightly north of the Minnesota records. Discover Life site also indicates that the species occurs in Indiana, Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey but gives no actual localities for those states. New Haven, Connecticut and near Chicago, Illinois are among the more southern non-mountain localities.
Catalog Number: USNM
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology
Locality: New York, United States
- Lectotype: 1864. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of America. 2: 31.
Flowering Plants Visited by Osmia albiventris in Illinois
(observations are from Robertson, Crosswhite & Crosswhite, and Graenicher)
Caprifoliaceae: Lonicera dioica sn cp np (Gr), Lonicera oblongifolia sn (Gr), Lonicera tartarica sn cp (Gr), Symphoricarpos albus sn (Gr); Rosaceae: Porteranthus stipulatus sn cp (Rb); Scrophulariaceae: Penstemon digitalis (CC), Penstemon gracilis wisconsinensis (CC)
Number of Occurrences
Note: For many non-migratory species, occurrences are roughly equivalent to populations.
Estimated Number of Occurrences: 21 to >300
Comments: An apparently limited range, and therefore very possibly limited to specific localized habitats within in it. However the nature of the habitat is not obvious from the mapped locations. Although a substantial portion of the records are recent. There are not many records in those states for which Discover Life maps actual localities and it cannot be inferred that this is a widespread species in any states
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Osmia albiventris
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 8
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
Reasons: Apparently poorly known compared to many eastern Osmia, and with a rather narrow latitudinal range except in the mountains.
Environmental Specificity: Narrow to moderate.
Other Considerations: Only one reported by Adamson (2011) in her extensive southwest Virginia field work, from an apple orchard. Also reported from blueberry in Maine (Stubbs et al., 1997) but not in Tuell et al. (2009) Michigan samples. Apparently not common.
Global Short Term Trend: Unknown
Global Long Term Trend: Unknown
Comments: Threats are unknown.
Global Protection: Unknown whether any occurrences are appropriately protected and managed
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Placed in subgenus Nothosmia by Krombein et al. (1979). Michener (2000) included Centrosmia, Chenosmia, Monilosmia, and Nothosmia in Melanosmia. Sandhouse (1939) revised the Nearctic species, mostly under the subgeneric name Nothosmia.