Scientific Name: Sphecodes politulus Cockerell, 1937
Common Name: Sphecodes politulus
Sphecodes politulus Cockerell, 1937: 3 [â™‚]
Holotype â™‚. CANADA, Saskatchewan, Waskesiu, 30 August 1936, by T.D.A. Cockerell, on Solidago [AMNH]
The â™€ of this species is unknown, and the species is only known from the type specimen.
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
Cockerell TDA (1937) Bees of the genus Sphecodes from Saskatchewan. American Museum Novitates 909: 1â€‘4.
Pollen Specialization: Not Applicable
Wintering Stage: Adult
Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Solidago sp.
Ecozone: Boreal Plains