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Nomada florilega Lovell and Cockerell, 1905


Scientific Name: Nomada florilega Lovell and Cockerell, 1905

Common Name: Nomada florilega


Nomada (Nomada) florilega Lovell and Cockerell, 1905: 41 [♀].

     Lectotype ♀, designated by Covell (1972: 15). USA, Maine, Waldoboro, 30 July 1904, by J.E. Lovell, on Aralia hispida, no. 2683 [USNM no. 71579].


Taxonomic notes: The labels of the lectotype specimen indicate that T.B. Mitchell designated it, though there is no published account of this appearing in his treatment of eastern bees (Mitchell 1962), with an additional lectotype label of C.V. Covell.

An incorrect spelling, Nomada forilegus was used by Lovell (1934: 28).

Covell (1972: 15) misspelled Waldoboro as “Waldeboro”.

Distribution in Canada: Pindar 2014 [ON]; Gibbs et al. 2023 [MB, as cf. florilega Lovell and Cockerell].


Mitchell TB (1962) Bees of the Eastern United States. Volume 2. North Carolina Agricultural Experimental Station Technical Bulletin 152, Raleigh, 557 pp.

Gibbs J, Hanuschuk E, Miller R, Dubois M, Martini M, Robinson S, Nakagawa P, Sheffield CS, Onuferko T (2023) A checklist of the bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Manitoba, Canada. The Canadian Entomologist 155: E3.

Covell CV (1972) A catalog of the J.H. Lovell types of Apoidea with lectotype designations (Hymenoptera). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 74(1): 10-18.

Pindar AN (2014) The effect of fire disturbance on bee community composition in Oak Savannah habitat in southern Ontario, Canada. PhD Thesis, York University, Toronto. xiv + 160

Lovell JH Cockerell TDA (1905) The nomadine and epeoline bees of southern Maine. Psyche 12: 39-42.

Sociality: Parasitic
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Not Applicable

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Manitoba, Ontario
Ecozone: Mixwood Plains, Prairie