Bees of Canada Logo

Stelis ricardonis Cockerell, 1912


Scientific Name: Stelis ricardonis Cockerell, 1912

Common Name: Ricardo's Cuckoo Carder Bee


Chelynia ricardonis Cockerell, 1912: 293 [♀].

     Holotype ♀. CANADA, British Columbia, Vernon, 19 June 1902, by Miss Ricardo [BMNH no. NHMUK014026147].


Distribution in Canada: Cockerell 1912 [BC, type locality]; Gibson 1913 [BC]; Scudder 1994 [BC]; Sheffield and Heron 2019 [BC].




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

Criddle N, Curran CH, Viereck HL, Buckell ER (1924) The entomological record, 1923. Annual Report of the Entomological Society of Ontario 54: 87-102.

Cockerell TDA (1912) Two bees new to Canada. The Canadian Entomologist 44(10): 293.

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: Western Interior Basin

Distribution Map