Species

Scientific Name: Sphecodes arroyanus Cockerell, 1904

Common Name: Sphecodes arroyanus

Taxonomy

Sphecodes arroyanus Cockerell, 1904: [♀]

     Holotype â™€USA, New Mexico, Las Vegas, 7 June [no year provided], by W.P. Cockerell [?]

 

Species Notes

The â™‚ is unknown. This species was recorded from Lethbridge, Alberta by Gibson (1912).

 

Biology

Like all Sphecodes, this species is a cleptoparasite, presumably in the nests of other halictid bees.

 

Size

♀ body length: mm; head length: mm; head width: mm; forewing length: mm

♂ body length: mm; head length: mm; head width: mm; forewing length: mm

 

Extent of Occurrence (EOO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): N/A [known from one site]

Approximate Global Extent of Occurrence (EOO) (http://geocat.kew.org/): km2

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

 

References

Cockerell TDA (1904) New records of bees. The Entomologist 37: 231-236.

Gibson A (1912) The entomological record, 1911. Annual Report of the Entomoloigcal Society of Ontario, 42: 89–112.

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

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Alberta
Ecozone: Prairie

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