Species

Scientific Name: Eucera edwardsii (Cresson, 1878)

Common Name: Eucera edwardsii

Taxonomy

Melissodes Edwardsii Cresson, 1878: 195 [♂]

     Lectotype â™‚ [designated by Cresson 1916: 118]. USA, California, by H. Edwards [ANSP no. 2347]

Synhalonia edwardsii race angustior Cockerell, 1897: 347 [♂,♀]

     Syntypes â™‚,♀. USA, Washington, Pasco, 25 May 1896, by T. Kincaid []

Tetralonia edwardsii vagabunda Cockerell 1906: 95 [♂]

     Syntypes ♂. USA, Colorado, Boulder, 4 June, 1905, by W.P. Cockerell, on Osomodium []

 

Species Notes

As Hurd (1979: 2127) indicates that the ♀ of S. edwardsii race angustior Cockerell was misidentified, it is desirable that one of the male specimens be designated a lectotype. 

 

References

Cockerell TDA (1897) New and little-known North American bees. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 49: 334 355. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4062289

Cockerell TDA (1906) The North American bees of the family Anthophoridae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 32(1): 63-116. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25076805

Cresson ET (1878) Descriptions of new species of North American bees. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 30: 181-221.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Western Interior Basin