Scientific Name: Melecta pacifica pacifica Cresson, 1878

Common Name: Melecta pacifica pacifica


Melecta pacifica Cresson, 1878: 91 [♀, not ♂‚]

     Lectotype ♀ [designated by Linsley 1939: 440; by mention]. USA, California, by H. Edwards [ANSP no. 2270]


Species Notes

In the original description, Cresson indicated two ♂‚ syntypes, though Linsley (1939) indicated that the type material was female, not male. As no other account previous to 1939 indicates that type material was examined, Linsley is considered to also be the designator of a lectotype for this species, ANSP no. 2270, as per Article 74.5 (Lectotype designations before 2000) of the ICZN.


Index of Area of Occupancy (IAO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): 48 km2



Cresson ET (1878) Descriptions of new North American Hymenoptera in the collection of the American Entomological Society. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 7: 61-136. https://doi.org/10.2307/25076368

Sociality: Parasitic
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Not Applicable

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Western Interior Basin

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