Scientific Name: Sphecodes townesi Mitchell, 1956
Common Name: Townes Cuckoo Sweat Bee
Sphecodes townesi Mitchell, 1956: 210 [♀]
Holotype ♀. USA, North Carolina, Sunburst, 26 June 1934, by T.B. Mitchell [NCSU]
The ♂‚ has not been described, but there is DNA barcoded material matching the BIN.
The DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN) for this species is BOLD:AAJ3294.
♀ body length: 6.00 mm; head length: mm; head width: mm; forewing length: mm
This species is a cleptoparasite of other sweat bees.
Extent of Occurrence (EOO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): km2
Index of Area of Occupancy (IAO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): km2
Mitchell TB (1956) New species of Sphecodes from the eastern United States. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 72: 206â€‘222. http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/jncas/id/2232
Pollen Specialization: Not Applicable
Wintering Stage: Adult
Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available
Distribution: Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan
Ecozone: Atlantic Maritime, Mixwood Plains, Prairie