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Triepeolus timberlakei Cockerell, 1929


Scientific Name: Triepeolus timberlakei Cockerell, 1929

Common Name: Timberlake's Long-horned Cuckoo Bee


Triepeolus timberlakei Cockerell, 1929: 101 [♀, ♂‚]

     Holotype ♀. USA, California, Riverside, 29 May [no year provided], by P.H. Timberlake, on Gutierrezia sarothrae [].

Triepeolus timberlakei var. heterodoxus Cockerell, 1929: 101 [♀]

     Holotype ♀. USA, California, Riverside, 28 June [no year provided], by P..H. Timberlake, on Chrysanthemum segetum [].


Species Notes

A single male of this species was collected in Edmonton, Alberta, by R.M. Bohart in 1955. It is a member of the T. verbesinae species group (Rightmyer 2008).



Cockerell TDA (1929) Some Californian parasitic bees. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 5(3): 101-105.

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

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

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Chrysothamnus sp., Grindelia squarrosa, Gutierrezia sarothrae, Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus

Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia
Ecozone: Prairie, Western Interior Basin

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