endemic to a single nation
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Type of Residency: Year-round
Global Range: (5000-200,000 square km (about 2000-80,000 square miles)) This species is known from high montane areas of the Great Basin in Nevada and Utah.
Catalog Number: USNM
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology
Collector(s): R. Rust
Locality: NV. White Pine Co. Wheeler Pk. C. C 9duma, Nevada, United States
- Type: Rust & Bohart. 1987. Entomological News. 97 (4).
Number of Occurrences
Note: For many non-migratory species, occurrences are roughly equivalent to populations.
Estimated Number of Occurrences: 21 - 300
Comments: Probably occurs at numerous unsurveyed places, but for now Discover Life maps about 15 localities.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Osmia alpestris
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
Reasons: A species of relatively remote high elevations with a limited range. Undoubtedly more occurrences exist than are now known, but more so than usual for a bee climate change is an issue. There is limited opportunity for this species to move to higher altitudes.
Global Short Term Trend: Relatively stable (=10% change)
Comments: At least a third of records are since 2001, several others 1989-1990s.
Global Long Term Trend: Unknown
Comments: Osmia alpestris is high altitude species in an arid region that is becoming drier.
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Placed in subgenus Acanthosmioides.