Species

Scientific Name: Eucera hirsutissima (Cockerell, 1916)

Common Name: Eucera hirsutissima

Taxonomy

Tetralonia hirsutissima Cockerell, 1916: 428 [♀]

     Holotype â™€. CANADA, British Columbia, 11 April 1907, by G.A., Beazeley // Toba [Toba Inlet] [BMNH]

 

Species Notes

Eucera hirsutissima (Cockerell) was recorded from “British Columbia” by Cockerell (1916), Gibson (1918), and Hurd (1979) though no specific localities were provided. He (Cockerell 1916b) indicated that a second label, “Toba” was on the type specimen at the British Museum, suggesting Toba Inlet on Powell River (Sheffield and Heron 2019).

Biology

 

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

 

References

Cockerell TDA (1916) LI.—Descriptions and records of bees—LXXII. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8) 17: 428-435. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222931608693809

Gibson A (1918) The entomological record, 1917. Annual Report of the Entomoloigcal Society of Ontario 48: 99–127.

Hurd PD Jr (1979) Superfamily Apoidea. Pgs. 1741-2209. In: Krombein KV, Hurd PD Jr, Smith DR Smith, Burks BD (1979) Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC.

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

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Pacific Maritime

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