Species

female; lateral view
Nest structure (from LaBerge and Ribble 1966).

Scientific Name: Agapostemon splendens Lepeletier, 1841

Common Name: Brown-winged Striped Sweat Bee

Taxonomy

Halictus splendens Lepeletier, 1841: 283 [♀]

     Type ♀. USA, Carolina [Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris]

Agapostemon aeruginosus Smith, 1853: 86 [♀] [synonymy by Cockerell and Waterston, in Sandhouse 1936: 79]

     Holotype ♀. USA, Florida, east Florida, St. John's Bluff [BMNH no. 17.a.1272]

 

Species Notes

Roberts (1972) indicated that he saw the holotype of H. splendens, though unknown location was indicated by Sandhouse (1936).

Though Smith (1853) indicates a type locality of Florida, the type specimen incidates Georgia.

 

Biology

The nesting biology and larvae were described by LaBerge and Ribble (1966).

Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Polylectic
Wintering Stage: Mated Female

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Ecozone: Mixwood Plains, Prairie

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