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Sphecodes banksii Lovell, 1909


Scientific Name: Sphecodes banksii Lovell, 1909

Common Name: Bank's Cuckoo Sweat Bee


Sphecodes banksii Lovell, 1909: 416 [♀].

     Lectotype ♀,designated by Covell (1972: 16). USA, New York, Long Island, Sea Cliff, by N. Banks [MCZ no. 13809].


Taxonomic Notes: The ♂ was described by Mitchell (1960: 478).

Meyer (1919: 189) incorrectly records the page as 415.

Distribution in Canada: Pindar 2014 [ON]; Gibbs et al. 2023 [MB].


Lovell JH (1909) The bees of Virginia-Prosopis, Sphecodes, Osmia. Entomological News 20: 412-417.

Mitchell TB (1960) Bees of the Eastern United States. Volume 1. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 141: 1-538.

Gibbs J, Hanuschuk E, Miller R, Dubois M, Martini M, Robinson S, Nakagawa P, Sheffield CS, Onuferko T (2023) A checklist of the bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Manitoba, Canada. The Canadian Entomologist 155: E3.

Meyer R (1919) Apidae — Sphecodinae. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 85(1): 79-160; 85(2): 161-242.

Pindar AN (2014) The effect of fire disturbance on bee community composition in Oak Savannah habitat in southern Ontario, Canada. PhD Thesis, York University, Toronto. xiv + 160

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

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Manitoba, Ontario
Ecozone: Mixwood Plains, Prairie