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Sphecodes atlantis Mitchell, 1956


Scientific Name: Sphecodes atlantis Mitchell, 1956

Common Name: Sphecodes atlantis


Sphecodes atlantis Mitchell, 1956: 221 [♀, ♂].

     Holotype ♀. USA, North Carolina, Mt. Mitchell, 2 July 1941, by T.B. Mitchell [USNM no. 75232].


Taxonomic Notes: Mitchell (1956: 222) had some doubts as to whether or not the sexes were associated properly, though did not comment futher in his subsequent treatment (i.e., Mitchell 1960: 476).

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:ABZ3869

Biology: G. Eickowort (in Michener 1978: 305, 306) recorded this as a nest parasite of Lasioglossum pilosum (Smith).

Distribution in Canada: Sheffield et al. 2013 [NS]; Taylor 2014 [ON]; Onuferko 2015 [ON]; Gibbs et al. 2023 [MB]. Discover Life [NB, PE]


Michener CD (1978) The parasitic groups of Halictidae. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 51: 291-339.

Mitchell TB (1956) New species of Sphecodes from the eastern United States. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 72: 206-222.

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

Onuferko T, Kutby R, Richards M (2015) A list of bee species (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) recorded from three municipalities in the Niagara region of Ontario, including a new record of Lasioglossum furunculum Gibbs (Halictidae) in Canada. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 146: 3-22.

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.

Sociality: Parasitic
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Not Applicable
Wintering Stage: Mated Female

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island
Ecozone: Atlantic Maritime, Mixwood Plains

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