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Sphecodes johnsonii Lovell, 1909


Scientific Name: Sphecodes johnsonii Lovell, 1909

Common Name: Sphecodes johnsonii


Sphecodes johnsonii Lovell, 1909: 123 [♀].

     Holotype ♀. USA, Massachusetts, Fall River, 7 September 1908, by N.S. Easton [MCZ no. 27106].


Taxonomic Notes: The ♂ was described by Ascher et al. (2014: 55).

Distribution in Canada: Mitchell 1960 [QC, NB]; Sheffield et al. 2013 [NS]; Woodcock et al. 2014 [ON]; Gibbs et al. 2023 [MB]. Discover Life [QC, NB, PE]


Lovell JH (1909) The bees of Massachusetts: Osmia and Sphecodes. Entomological News 20: 122-126.

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

Woodcock T, Pekkola L, Dawson C, Gadallah F, Kevan P (2014) Development of a Pollination Service Measurement (PSM) method using potted plant phytometry. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 186(8): 5041-5057.

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.

Ascher JS, Kornbluth S, Goelet RG (2014) Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) of Gardiners Island, Suffolk County, New York. Northeastern Naturalist 21(1): 47-71.

Sheffield CS, Kevan PG, Pindar A, Packer L (2013) Bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) diversity within apple orchards and old fields habitats in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada. The Canadian Entomologist 145(1): 94-114.

Sociality: Parasitic
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Not Applicable

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

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