Scientific Name: Sphecodes solonis Graenicher, 1911

Common Name: Sphecodes solonis


Sphecodes solonis Graenicher, 1911: 229 [♀,♂‚]

     Syntypes ♀,♂‚. USA, Wisconsin, Douglas County, Solon Springs, 7-15 July 1909 [Public Museum of Milwaukee nos. 32833, 28399] 

Sphecodes morsei Mitchell, 1956: 213 [♀] [synonymy by Mitchell 1960: 495]

     Holotype ♀. USA, Vermont, Ascutney, 14 August [no year provided], by A.P. Morse [MCZ]

Sphecodes packardi Mitchell, 1956: 216 [♂‚] [synonymy by Mitchell 1960: 495]

     Holotype ♂‚. USA, New Hampshire, Glen House, 24 July 1915 [MCZ]


Species Notes

The DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN) for this species is BOLD:AAF2965.



♀ body length: 4.00 mm; head length: mm; head width: mm; forewing length: mm

♂‚ body length: 4.00 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/): 5,239,813 km2

Index of Area of Occupancy (IAO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): 336 km2



Graenicher S (1911) Bees of northwestern Wisconsin. Bulletin of the Public Museum of Milwaukee 1: 221‑249. 

Mitchell TB (1956) New species of Sphecodes from the eastern United States. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 72: 206‑222. http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/jncas/id/2232

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

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

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: British Columbia, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Ecozone: Atlantic Maritime, Mixwood Plains, Pacific Maritime, Prairie, Taiga Plains

Distribution Map