Scientific Name: Sphecodes aroniae Mitchell, 1960

Common Name: Chokeberry Cuckoo Sweat Bee


Sphecodes aroniae Mitchell, 1960: 474 [♀,♂‚]

     Holotype ♂‚. USA, North Carolina, Beaufort, 20 April 1947, by T.B. Mitchell, on Aronia [USNM no. 75231]


Species Notes

Mitchell (1960: 475) incorrectly recorded the date for this species as 30 April 1947.



Mitchell TB (1960) Bees of the Eastern United States. Volume 1. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 141: 1-538. 

Sociality: Parasitic
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Not Applicable
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Aronia sp.

Distribution: Ontario
Ecozone: Mixwood Plains