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Sphecodes hesperellus Cockerell, 1904


Scientific Name: Sphecodes hesperellus Cockerell, 1904

Common Name: Sphecodes hesperellus


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

     Syntypes ♀, ♂. USA, Washington, Olympia, 5 June 1895, by T. Kincaid [].


Taxonomic notes: Cockererell, in Viereck et al. (1904 : 232) indicated that this species had previously been recorded from the Pacific Northwest as S. dichrous (or S. arvensis) but felt it was distinct in having a narrower thorax, and a less punctured abdomen.

Distribution in Canada: Crawford 1915 [BC].

This species was overlooked by Sheffield and Heron (2018), and is known from Canada from the single specimen.

Body length: ♀ 8.3 mm


Viereck HL, Cockerell TD, Titus ES, Crawford JC, Swenk MH (1904) Synopsis of bees of Oregon. Washington, British Columbia and Vancouver.-III. The Canadian Entomologist 36(8): 221-232.

Sheffield CS, Heron JM (2019) The bees of British Columbia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes). Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia 115: 44-85.

Crawford JC (1915) List of Hymenoptera collected at Okanagan Falls, 1913. Report of the Provincial Museum 1915: 131-132.

Sociality: Parasitic
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Not Applicable
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Western Interior Basin

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