Scientific Name: Biastes cressoni (Crawford, 1916)

Common Name: Biastes cressoni


Neopasites cressoni Crawford, 1916: 136 [♂‚]

     Holotype ♂‚. USA, California, La Quinta [CAS no. 20830]


The ♀ was described by Linsley (1943).

The DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN) for this species is BOLD:AAK7839.



Bossert S, Copeland RS, Sless TJL, Branstetter MG, Gillung JP, Brady SG, Danforth BN, Policarová J, Straka J (2020) Phylogenomic and morphological reevaluation of the bee tribes Biastini, Neolarrini, and Townsendiellini (Hymenoptera: Apidae) with description of three new species of Schwarzia, Insect Systematics and Diversity 4(6) https://doi.org/10.1093/isd/ixaa013

Crawford JC (1916) Some new American Hymenoptera. Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus 4: 135-144.

Linsley EG (1943) A revision of the genus Gnathopasites (Hymenoptera: Nomadidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 69: 141-149.

Sociality: Parasitic
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Not Applicable
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Western Interior Basin