female; lateral view
male; lateral view

Scientific Name: Sphecodes autumnalis Mitchell, 1956

Common Name: Sphecodes autumnalis


Sphecodes autumnalis Mitchell, 1956 [♀,♂‚]

     Holotype . USA, North Carolina, Southern Pines, 23 September 1950, by T.B. Mitchell [NCSU]


Species Notes

The DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN) for this species is BOLD:AAI0133.



♀ body length: 4.00 mm; head length:  mm; head width:  mm; forewing length: mm

♂‚ body length: 4.00 mm; head length:  mm; head width:  mm; forewing length: mm



This species is a cleptoparasite of Perdia octomaculata.  


Extent of Occurrence (EOO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): 159,373 km2

Index of Area of Occupancy (IAO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): 96 km2



Mitchell TB (1956) New species of Sphecodes from the eastern United States. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 72: 206‑222. http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/jncas/id/2232

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: Mature Larva

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

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