Scientific Name: Calliopsis scitula (Cresson, 1878)

Common Name: Calliopsis scitula


Calliopsis scitulus Cresson, 1878: 64 [♀]

     Lectotype ♀ [designated by Cresson 1916: 130]. USA, Colorado, by Morrison [ANSP no. 2191]

Calliopsis pictipes Cresson, 1878: 65 [♂]

     Holotype ♂. USA, Colorado, by Morrison [ANSP no. 2193].

Spinoliella lawae Michener 1937, 324 [♀]

     Holotype ♀. USA, California, Mono County, Gull Lake, 3 July 1934, by J.E. Lay [Snow Ent Collection].


Notes: Rozen (1958: 159) recognized two subspecies, the typical form and C. lawae (Michener), the latter occuring in California and Nevada. Michener (1937) even indicated its similarity to C. scitula Cresson and C. australior Cockerell.



Cresson ET (1878) Descriptions of new North American Hymenoptera in the collection of the American Entomological Society. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 7: 61-136. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25076368

Cresson ET (1916)

Michener CD (1937) Records and descriptions of North American bees. Annals and Magazine of Natural History Series 10 19(111): 313-329. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222933708655269

Rozen JG (1958) Monographic study of the genus Nomadopsis Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). University of California Publications in Entomology 15: 1-202. 

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Western Interior Basin

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