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Sphecodes borealis Cockerell, 1937


Scientific Name: Sphecodes borealis Cockerell, 1937

Common Name: Sphecodes borealis


Sphecodes borealis Cockerell, 1937: 2 [♂].

     Holotype ♂. CANADA, Saskatchewan, Waskesiu, 30 August 1936, by T.D.A. Cockerell, on Solidago [AMNH].


Taxonomic Notes: The ♀ of this species is unknown.

The species is only known from the type specimen.

Biology: This species is a cleptoparasite, most likely of other Halictinae, though no details are known of its biology.

Distribution in Canada: Cockerell 1937 [SK, type locality]; Sheffield et al. 2014 [SK].

Extent of Occurrence (EOO) in Canada ( N/A

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


Cockerell TDA (1937) Bees of the genus Sphecodes from Saskatchewan. American Museum Novitates 909: 1-4.

Sociality: Parasitic
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Not Applicable

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

Distribution: Saskatchewan
Ecozone: Boreal Plains

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