Species

Scientific Name: Dufourea dilatipes

Common Name: Dufourea dilatipes

Taxonomy

Dufourea dilatipes Bohart, 1948: 135 (♂, ♀ description).

Morphology & Traits

The main diagnostic characteristics of this species are brown body pubescence, longer clypeus, dull propodeal triangle and densely punctate mesoscutellum. Those observed only in the male are\\\\r\\\\nthe robust hind femur and triangular hind tibia, S4 with medial process on apical margin, S6 with medial process gradually curved. This species is similar to D. maura in its robust body and wide head (D. maura generally larger), however the latter has black body pubescence,shorter clypeus, shiny propodeal triangle, and sparsely\\\\r\\\\nmesoscutellum; the male has simple hind legs and S6 with process angulate.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Narrow Oligolecty

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Calochortus lyallii, Calochortus macrocarpus, Calochortus apiculatus

Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia
Ecozone: Montane Cordillera, Prairie, Western Interior Basin