Scientific Name: Triepeolus obliteratus Graenicher, 1911

Common Name: Triepeolus obliteratus


Triepeolus obliteratus Graenicher, 1911: 242 [♀, ♂]

     Holotype ♀. USA, Wisconsin, Burnett County, mouth of the Yellow River, 28-31 July 1909, by S. Graenicher [Milwaukee Public Museum no. 29595].


Species Notes

The DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN) for this species is BOLD:AAJ8523.


Distribution in Canada

This species was tentatively recorded from Ontario by Woodcock et al. (2014), and from Quebec by Normandin et al. (2017). Though the species was not specifically stated, Rightmyer (2008) indicated that the Triepeolus simplex species group occurred in Saskatchewan, which is supported here.



Veit et al. (2022) reported this species as a nest parasite of Melissodes apicatus Lovell and Cockerell, 1906, an oligolege of Pickerweed recorded from Ontario and Quebec in Canada.



Graenicher S (1911) Bees of northwestern Wisconsin. Bulletin of the Public Museum of Milwaukee 1: 221-249.

Normandin É, Vereecken NJ, Buddle CM, Fournier V (2017) Taxonomic and functional trait diversity of wild bees in different urban settings. PeerJ 5:e3051; DOI 10.7717/peerj.3051

Rightmyer MG (2008) A review of the bee genus Triepeolus (Hymenoptera: Apidae).—Part I. Zootaxa 1710: 1-170.

Veit MF, Ascher JS, Milam J, Morrison FR, Goldstein PZ (2022) A checklist of the bees of Massachusetts (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 94(2): 81-157. https://doi.org/10.2317/0022-8567-94.2.81

Woodcock TS, Pekkola LJ, Dawson C, Gadallah FL, Kevan PG (2014) Development of a Pollination Service Measurement (PSM) method using potted plant phytometry. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 186: 5041-5057. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-014-3758-x 

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

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Ecozone: Mixwood Plains, Prairie

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