Scientific Name: Sphecodes lautipennis Cockerell, 1908

Common Name: Sphecodes lautipennis


Sphecodes lautipennis Cockerell, 1908: 60 [♂‚]

     Holotype ♂‚. USA, Colorado, Boulder County, North Four-mile Canon, 3 September 1907, by S.A. Rohwer []


Species Notes

The ♀ of this species is unknown.



This species is a cleptoparasite, most likley of other Halictinae, though no details are known of its biology. The only record of the species from Canada is from Cockerell (1937).


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



Cockerell TDA (1908) New American bees.—VI. The Entomologist 41: 59-61.

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

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

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

Distribution: Saskatchewan
Ecozone: Prairie

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