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Sphecodes arroyanus Cockerell, 1904


Scientific Name: Sphecodes arroyanus Cockerell, 1904

Common Name: Sphecodes arroyanus


Sphecodes arroyanus Cockerell, 1904: [♀].

     Holotype ♀. USA, New Mexico, Las Vegas, Arroyo Pecos, 7 June [no year provided], by W.P. Cockerell [CAS no. 15625].


Taxonomic Notes: The ♂ is unknown.

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

Distribution in Canada: Cockerell 1911 [AB]; Gibson 1912 [AB]; Meyer 1919 [AB]; Sheffield et al. 2014 [AB].

Known in Canada from a single specimen collected in Lethbridge, AB on 4 July 1909.

Extent of Occurrence (EOO) in Canada ( N/A [known from one site]

Approximate Global Extent of Occurrence (EOO) ( km2

Index of Area of Occupancy (IAO) in Canada ( 4 km2


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

Sheffield CS, Frier SD, Dumesh D (2014) The bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes) of the Prairies Ecozone, with comparisons to other grasslands of Canada. In: Giberson DJ, Cárcamo HA (Eds) Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands (Volume 4): Biodiversity and Systematics Part 2. 4. Biological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, 479 pp. [ISBN 978-0-9689321-7-9].

Cockerell TDA (1911) New and little known bees. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 37(3): 217-241.

Meyer R (1919) Apidae — Sphecodinae. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 85(1): 79-160; 85(2): 161-242.

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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