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Stelis callura Cockerell, 1925


Scientific Name: Stelis callura Cockerell, 1925

Common Name: Purple Cuckoo Carder Bee


Stelis callura Cockerell, 1925: 212 [♂].

     Holotype ♂. USA, Utah, Salt Lake City, Parley Cañon, 24 June 1922, by E.P. Van Duzee [CAS no. 1674].


Biology: Stelis callura Cockerell, 1925 has been reared from the nests of Osmia marginipennis (Parker 1980).

Distribution in Canada: Sheffield and Heron 2019 [BC].




Cockerell TDA (1925) Bees in the collection of the California Academy of Sciences. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (4)14: 185-215.

Sheffield CS, Heron JM (2019) The bees of British Columbia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes). Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia 115: 44-85.

Parker FD (1980) Nests of Osmia marginipennis Cresson with a description of the female (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 56(1): 38-42.

Sociality: Parasitic
Nesting: Cavity Renter
Pollen Specialization: Not Applicable
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Western Interior Basin