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Sphecodes illinoensis (Robertson, 1903)


Scientific Name: Sphecodes illinoensis (Robertson, 1903)

Common Name: Illinois Cuckoo Sweat Bee


Machaeris illinoensis Robertson, 1903: 107, key [♀].

     Holotype ♀. USA, Illinois [presumed] [INHS].


Taxonomic notes: The ♂ was described by Mitchell (1960: 491).

Distribution in Canada: Pindar 2014 [ON]; Gibbs et al. 2023 [MB].



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

Robertson C (1903) Synopsis of Sphecodinae. Entomological News 14(4): 103-107.

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.

Pindar AN (2014) The effect of fire disturbance on bee community composition in Oak Savannah habitat in southern Ontario, Canada. PhD Thesis, York University, Toronto. xiv + 160

Sociality: Parasitic
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Not Applicable

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

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