Species

Scientific Name: Coelioxys moestus Cresson, 1864

Common Name: Coelioxys moestus

Taxonomy

Coelioxys moesta Cresson 1864

Coelioxys lutzi Cockerell 1912

 

Biology

This species has been recorded parasitizing a number of hosts including Megachile relativa (Medler and Koerber 1958; Scott et al. 2000; Sheffield et al. 2008; and reared from trap nests in Burk’s Falls, ON and Pinery Prov. Park, ON (deSilva 2012), 
M. centuncularis (Medler 1959; Sheffield et al. 2008), M. texana and M. frigida (Medler and Lussenhop 1968). Hobbs (1968) suggested a probable association with M. rotundata. Baker (1975) also mentions a single record from Tucson, Arizona
with a label associating a female C. moesta with M. concinna.

 

References

 

Cresson ET (1864) On the North American species of several genera of Apidae, genus Coelioxys. Proceedings o f the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 2: 399-409.

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

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Vaccinium angustifolium

Distribution: Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon
Ecozone: Atlantic Maritime, Boreal Cordillera, Boreal Plains, Boreal Shield, Mixwood Plains, Montane Cordillera, Prairie, Taiga Plains, Taiga Shield, Western Interior Basin

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