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Triepeolus donatus (Smith, 1854)


Scientific Name: Triepeolus donatus (Smith, 1854)

Common Name: Triepeolus donatus


Epeolus donatus Smith, 1854: 256 [♀, ♂].

     Holotype ♀. USA, Ohio, Jefferson County, Mount Pleasant [BNHM no. 17B.519]

Triepeolus cirsianus Mitchell, 1962: 463 [♂]. Synonymy by Rightmyer (2008: 57).

     Holotype ♂. USA, Indiana, Warren County, 11 August 1953, by Montgomery, on thistle [Purdue Entomological Research Collections].

Triepeolus crisianus Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, 1962: 312. Lapsus of Triepeolus cirsianus Mitchell, 1962.


Taxonomic notes:

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:ADE0528

Distribution in Canada: Provancher 1882 [ON]; Criddle et al. 1924 [AB, ON]; Romankova 2004 [ON].


Mitchell TB (1962) Bees of the Eastern United States. Volume 2. North Carolina Agricultural Experimental Station Technical Bulletin 152, Raleigh, 557 pp.

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

Smith F (1854) Catalogue of Hymenopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, Part II, Apidae. London: Taylor and Francis.

Romankova T (2004) Ontario bees of tribe Epeolini: Epeolus Latreille and Triepeolus Robertson (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Nomadinae). Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 135: 87–99.

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

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Cirsium sp.

Distribution: Alberta, Ontario
Ecozone: Mixwood Plains, Prairie

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