Bees of Canada Logo

Sphecodes galerus Lovell and Cockerell, 1907


Scientific Name: Sphecodes galerus Lovell and Cockerell, 1907

Common Name: Sphecodes galerus


Sphecodes galerus Lovell and Cockerell, 1907: 106 [♀].

     Holotype ♀. USA, New Hampshire, Hampton, 9 September 1905, by S.A. Shaw [USNM no. 71588].


Taxonomic Notes: The ♂ was described by Mitchell (1960: 489).

Distribution in Canada: Sugar et al. 1999 [ON]; Sheffield et al. 2009 [NS]; Gibbs et al. 2023 [MB].


Lovell JH, Cockerell TD (1907) The Sphecodidae of southern Maine. Psyche 14(5): 101-110.

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

Sheffield CS, Hebert PD, Kevan PG, Packer L (2009) DNA barcoding a regional bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) fauna and its potential for ecological studies. Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 196-207.

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.

Sugar A, Finnamore A, Goulet H, Cumming J, Kerr JT, De Giusti M, Packer L (1999) A preliminary survey of symphytan and aculeate Hymenoptera from oak savannahs in southern Ontario. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario 129: 9-18.

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

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario
Ecozone: Atlantic Maritime, Mixwood Plains