Scientific Name: Sphecodes pusillus Cockerell, 1937

Common Name: Sphecodes pusillus


Sphecodes pusillus Cockerell, 1937: 3 [♂‚]

     Holotype ♂‚. CANADA, Saskatchewan, Waskesiu, 30 August 1936, by T.D.A. Cockerell, on Solidago [AMNH]


Species Notes

The ♀ 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: 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: Boreal Plains

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