Species

Scientific Name: Epeolus olympiellus Cockerell, 1904

Taxonomy

Epeolus olympiellus Cockerell, 1904: 41 [♂‚].

     Holotype ♂‚. USA, Washington, Olympia, 02 July 1896, by T. Kincaid [USNM no. 534051)

Epeolus tristicolor Viereck, 1905: 280 [♀] [synonymy by Onuferko 2017: 40].

     Holotype ♀. CANADA, British Columbia, Vancouver [ANSP no. 10123].

Epeolus humillimus Cockerell, 1918: 160 [♂‚] [synonymy by Onuferko 2017: 40].

     Holotype ♂‚. USA, Washington, Pullman, 02 August 1908, by W.M. Mann [USNM no. 534047]. 

Epeolus rufomaculatus Cockerell and Sandhouse, 1924: 314 [♀] [synonymy by Onuferko 2017: 40]

     Holotype ♀. USA, Utah, Logan, 14 July 1922, by E.P. Van Duzee [CAS no. 01609).

Epeolus rubrostictus Cockerell and Sandhouse, 1924: 318 [♀] [synonymy by Onuferko 2017: 40].

     Holotype ♀. CANADA, British Columbia, Nanaimo, Nanaimo Biological Station, 24 June 1920, by E.P. Van Duzee [CAS no. 01613].

 

References

Cockerell TDA (1904) Some parasitic bees. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (7)13: 33–42. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222930409487052

Cockerell TDA (1918) Descriptions and records of bees.LXXIX. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9)1: 158–167. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222931808562297

Cockerell TDA, Sandhouse G (1924) Parasitic bees (Epeolinae and Melectinae) in the collection of the California Academy of Sciences. Proceedings of the California Academy of
Sciences 13: 305–324.

Onuferko TM (2017) Cleptoparasitic bees of the genus Epeolus Latreille (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Canada. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification No. 30: March 30, 2017. doi:10.3752/cjai.2017.30

Onuferko TM (2018) A revision of the cleptoparasitic bee genus Epeolus Latreille for Nearctic species, north of Mexico (Hymenoptera, Apidae). ZooKeys 755: 1–185. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.755.23939

Viereck HL (1905) Synopsis of bees of Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Vancouver. IV. The Canadian Entomologist 37: 277–287. https://doi.org/10.4039/Ent37277-8

 

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: Pacific Maritime, Western Interior Basin