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Sphecodes fattigi Mitchell, 1956


Scientific Name: Sphecodes fattigi Mitchell, 1956

Common Name: Fattig\'s Cuckoo Sweat Bee


Sphecodes fattigi Mitchell, 1956: 220 [♂].

     Holotype ♂. USA, Florida, Gainesville, 25 April 1921, by P.W. Fattig [CUIC].

Sphecodes prostygius Mitchell, 1960: 499 [♀]. Synonymy by Gibbs et al. (2017: 95).

     Holotype ♀. New Hampshire, Meredith Center, 3 August 1957, by R.A. Morse, on Solidago [CUIC].


Distribution in Canada: Sheffield et al. 2013 [NS, as S. prostygius Mitchell]; Taylor 2014 [ON, as S. prostygius Mitchell].


Mitchell TB (1956) New species of Sphecodes from the eastern United States. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 72: 206-222.

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

Gibbs J, Ascher JS, Rightmyer MG, Isaacs R (2017) The bees of Michigan (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila), with notes on distribution, taxonomy, pollination, and natural history. Zootaxa 4352: 1-160.

Sheffield CS, Kevan PG, Pindar A, Packer L (2013) Bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) diversity within apple orchards and old fields habitats in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada. The Canadian Entomologist 145(1): 94-114.

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

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Nova Scotia, Ontario
Ecozone: Atlantic Maritime, Mixwood Plains