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Stelis maculata (Provancher, 1888)


Scientific Name: Stelis maculata (Provancher, 1888)

Common Name: Maculated Cuckoo Carder Bee


Heriades maculatum Provancher, 1888: 323 [♀, ♂].

     Lectotype , designated by Sheffield and Perron (2014: 141). CANADA, British Columbia, Vancouver [ULQC no. 905].


Taxonomic notes: Sheffield and Perron (2014: 141) indicated that the female specimen, which was examined by Titus (1906) could not be found at ULQC, so the male was selected as the lectotype.

The “Stelis maculata Ashm[mead].” mentioned by Lucas (1899: 344) in reference to the paper by Davidson (1896) represents a lapsus of Stelis 6-maculata Asmead, 1896 = Stelis sexmaculata Ashmead, 1896.

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:ACX7659

Distribution in Canada: Provancher 1888 [BC]; Titus 1906 [BC]; Scudder 1994 [BC]; Sheffield and Perron 2014 [BC]; Sheffield and Heron 2019 [BC].




Provancher L (1888) Additions et Corrections au Volume II de la Faune Entomologique du Canada Traitant des Hyménoptères. Quebec, Darveau.

Titus ESG (1906) Some notes on the Provancher Megachilidae. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 7: 149-165.

Sheffield C, Perron J (2014) Annotated catalogue of the bees described by Léon Provancher (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). The Canadian Entomologist 146 (2): 117-169.

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

Davidson A (1896) Alcidamea producta Cress. and its parasites. Entomological News 7: 216-218.

Scudder GGE (1994) An annotated systematic list of the potentially rare and endangered freshwater and terrestrial invertebrates in British Columbia. Occasional Papers of the Entomological Society of British Columbia 2: 1-92.

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: Pacific Maritime

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