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Epeolus emiliae Onuferko and Sheffield, 2022


Scientific Name: Epeolus emiliae Onuferko and Sheffield, 2022

Common Name: Emilia's Cellophane Cuckoo Bee


Epeolus emiliae Onuferko and Sheffield, 2022: 3 [♂, ♀].

     Holotype ♂. CANADA, British Columbia, Okanagan-Similkameen, 49.5406, -119.5732, 27 August to 8 Septermber 2015, by D. Marks and J. Heron, , ex blue vane trap [RSKM no. RSKM_ENT_E-191681].


DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:AAF2361

This BIN is shared with the eastern species Epeolus autumnalis Robertson, 1902.

Distribution in Canada: Onuferko and Sheffield 2022 [BC].

Body length: ♂ 9.2 mm

Forewing length: ♂ 6.7 mm


Onuferko TM, Sheffield CS (2022) A new species of Epeolus Latreille, 1802 (Hymenoptera: Apidae) from western North America. Insecta Mundi 940: 1-12.

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

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