Species

Scientific Name: Sphecodes hudsoni Cockerell, 1911

Common Name: Sphecodes hudsoni

Taxonomy

Sphecodes hudsoni Cockerell, 1911: 12 [♀]

     Holotype ♀. CANADA, [Saskatchewan], Hudson Bay [BMNH no. 44.17]

 

Species Notes

The ♂ of this species is unknown. Known only from holotype, though possibly the valid name for S. townesi Mitchell, 1951 (M. Arduser, as per Discover Life).

 

Biology

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

 

Extent of Occurrence (EOO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): N/A

Index of Area of Occupancy (IAO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): 4 km2

 

References

 

 

Sociality: Parasitic
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Not Applicable
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Saskatchewan
Ecozone: Boreal Plains

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