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Sphecodes arvensiformis Cockerell, 1904


Scientific Name: Sphecodes arvensiformis Cockerell, 1904

Common Name: Sphecodes arvensiformis


Sphecodes (Sphecodes) arvensiformis Cockerell, in Viereck et al. 1904: 230, 232 [♀].

     Syntypes ♀. USA, Washington, Olympia, 30 June 1896, by T. Kincaid [CAS no. 15626].

Sphecodes (Sphecodes) hesperellus Cockerell, in Viereck et al. 1904: 230, 232 [♀, ♂]. [unpublished synonymy of M. Arduser].

     Syntypes ♀. USA, Washington, Olympia, by T. Kincaid [CAS no. 15628].

Sphecodes levequae Cockerell, 1929: 296 [♀]. Synonymy by P.H. Timberlake, in Michener (1951: 1120).

     Holotype ♀. USA, Colorado, Boulder, 1925, by N. Le Veque [CAS no. 15629].


Taxonomic Notes: Cockerell (1925: 191) described the ♂ of S. arvensiformis, though presumably that had been described as S. hesperellus Cockerell.

Cockerell (1929: 296) indicated that S. levequae was related to S. arvensiformis, but provided characteristics to separate them.

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:ABY9717; BOLD:ACE8300

Specimens from Canada have been assigned to two BINs, those assigned to BOLD:ABY9717 have been found in both coastal (Vancouver Island) and central interior, while BOLD:ACE8300 only from central interior.

Distribution in Canada: Sheffield and Heron 2019 [BC].

Sociality: Parasitic
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Not Applicable
Wintering Stage: Mated Female

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Pacific Maritime, Western Interior Basin

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