Texas Osmia Osmia texana Cresson, 1872  

Status:

A specialist of native thistles that wasn't discovered in Maryland until October 2013.

Relationships:

Relies on the pollen of native thistles as a food source for larvae.

There are 4 records in the project database.

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A female Osmia texana collected in Carroll Co., Maryland (10/30/2013). A first state record for Maryland collected by Tim McMahon. Photographed by Aaman Mengis. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Osmia texana collected in Carroll Co., Maryland (10/30/2013). A first state record for Maryland collected by Tim McMahon. Photographed by Aaman Mengis. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Osmia texana collected in Carroll Co., Maryland (10/30/2013). A first state record for Maryland collected by Tim McMahon. Photographed by Aaman Mengis. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)


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