Species

Scientific Name: Eucera acerba (Cresson, 1879)

Common Name: Eucera acerba

Taxonomy

Melissodes acerba Cresson, 1879a: 210 [♀]

     Lectotype ♀ [desingated by Cresson 1916: 110]. USA, Nevada, by Morrison [ANSP no. 2351]

Melissodes nevadensis Cresson, 1879a: 209 [♂‚] [preoccupied; Melissodes nevadensis Cresson, 1874=Svastra nevadensis (Cresson, 1874)]

     Lectotype ♂‚ [desingated by Cresson 1916: 125]. USA, Nevada, by Morrison [ANSP no. 2348]

Melissodes intrudens Cresson, 1879b: 225 [new name for Melissodes nevadensis Cresson, 1879]

 

Species Notes

This species was recorded from British Columbia as Synhalonia nevadensis (Cresson) by Venables (1914). Timberlake (1969) indicated that some of the specimens recorded in the past under this name (and E. intrudens (Cresson)) are likely misidentified. At this time, this species is left as valid in Canada until the material identified by Venebles (1914) can be verified.

 

Biology

 

Index of Area of Occupancy (IAO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): 4 km2

 

References

Cresson ET (1879a) Descriptions of new North American Hymenoptera in the collection of the American Entomological Society. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 7: 201-214. https://doi.org/10.2307/25076373

Cresson ET (1879b) Catalogue of North American Apidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 7: 215-232. https://doi.org/10.2307/25076374

Timberlake PH (1969) A contribution to the systematics of North America species of Synhalonia (Hymenoptera, Apoidea). University of California Publications in Entomology 57

Venables EP (1914) Some observations on the Hymenoptera of the Okanagan. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of British Columbia 4: 61–63.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Polylectic
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Western Interior Basin

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