Scientific Name: Holcopasites illinoiensis (Robertson, 1891)

Common Name: Holcopasites illinoiensis


Phileremus illinoiensis Robertson, 1891: 64 [♀,♂‚]

     Syntypes ♀,♂‚. USA, Illinois, Carlinville, 14-23 August [no year provided], by C. Robertson, on Lespedeza procumbens [INHS]

Neopasites punctulatus Linsley, 1943: 135 [♂‚] [synonymy by Mitchell 1962: 488]

     Holotype ♂‚. USA, District of Columbia, Chevy Chase, 14 June 1916, by W. D. Pierce, on Erigeron ramosus [ANSP no. 5012]

Holcopasites pratti Ashmead, in Crawford 1915: 123 [♀] [synonymy by Crawford 1915: 124]

     Holotype ♀. USA, District of Columbia, Washington, by F.C. Pratt [USNM no. 76301]



This species is a cleptoparasite in the nest of Calliopsis andreniformis (Robertson 1926; Shinn 1967; Hurd and Linsley 1972).



Crawford JC (1915) The bee genus Holcopasites Ashmead. Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus. 3: 123-126.

Hurd PD Jr, Linsley EG (1972) Parasitic bees of the genus Holcopasites Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoolology 114: 1-41.

Linsley EG (1943) A revision of the genus Neopasites (Hymenoptera: Nomadidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 69(2/3): 119-140. https://www.jstor.org/stable/25077508

Robertson C (1891) Descriptions of new species of North American bees. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 18(1): 49 66. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25076556

Robertson C (1926) Phenology of inquiline and nest-making bees. Psyche 33:116-120.

Shinn AF (1967) A revision of the bee genus Calliopsis and the biology and ecology of C. andreniformis (Hymenoptera, Andrenidae). University of Kansas Science Bulletin 46: 753-936.

Sociality: Parasitic
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Not Applicable

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: New Brunswick
Ecozone: Atlantic Maritime