Overview

Distribution

endemic to a single nation

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National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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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.

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Physical Description

Type Information

Type for Osmia alpestris Rust & Bohart, 1986
Catalog Number: USNM 536697
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology
Preparation: pinned
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).
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Ecology

Population Biology

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.

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Osmia alpestris

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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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.

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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

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Threats

Comments: Osmia alpestris is high altitude species in an arid region that is becoming drier.

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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Comments: Placed in subgenus Acanthosmioides.

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