Scientific Name: Sphecodes pecosensis pecosensis Cockerell, 1904
Common Name: Pecos Cuckoo Sweat Bee
Sphecodes pecosensis Cockerell, 1904a: 5 [♀]
Holotype ♀. USA, New Mexico, Pecos, 25 June 1903, by W.P. Cockerell 
Proteraner leptanthi Cockerell, 1904b: 232 [♂‚]
Syntypes ♂‚. USA, Colorado, Manitou, 28 April 1904, by T.D.A. Cockerell and W.P. Cockerell, on Ribes leptanthum 
Six specimens make up the syntype series of P. leptanthi.
The DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN) for this species is BOLD:AAG2702.
♀ body length: 8 mm; head length: mm; head width: mm; forewing length: mm
♂‚ body length: mm; head length: mm; head width: mm; forewing length: mm
This species is a cleptoparasite, most likely of other sweat bees.
Extent of Occurrence (EOO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): 209,205 km2
Index of Area of Occupancy (IAO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): 176 km2
Cockerell TDA (1904a) Some bees from San Miguel County, New Mexico. The Entomologist 37: 5-9.
Cockerell TDA (1904b) New records of bees. The Entomologist 37: 231-236.
Pollen Specialization: Not Applicable
Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan
Ecozone: Boreal Plains, Prairie, Western Interior Basin