A new western Canadian record of Epeoloides pilosulus (Cresson)

Latest version published by Royal Saskatchewan Museum on Apr 10, 2018 Royal Saskatchewan Museum

A new western Canadian record of Epeoloides pilosulus (Cresson), with discussion of ecological associations, distribution, and conservation status in Canada

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Sheffield C (2018): A new western Canadian record of Epeoloides pilosulus (Cresson). v1.0. Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.5886/vfi8nn

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Keywords

Occurrence; Canada; Macropis; Epeoloides; Specimen; Canada; Macropis; Epeoloides

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Cory Sheffield
Curator of Invertebrate Zoology
Royal Saskatchewan Museum 2340 Albert Street S4P 2V7 Regina Saskatchewan CA (306) 787-2850
https://royalsaskmuseum.ca/rsm/research/biology/cory-sheffield

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Cory Sheffield
Curator of Invertebrate Zoology
Royal Saskatchewan Museum 2340 Albert Street S4P 2V7 Regina Saskatchewan CA (306) 787-2850
https://royalsaskmuseum.ca/rsm/research/biology/cory-sheffield

Who filled in the metadata:

Cory Sheffield
Curator of Invertebrate Zoology
Royal Saskatchewan Museum 2340 Albert Street S4P 2V7 Regina Saskatchewan CA (306) 787-2850
https://royalsaskmuseum.ca/rsm/research/biology/cory-sheffield

Who else was associated with the resource:

Author
Cory Sheffield
Curator of Invertebrate Zoology
Royal Saskatchewan Museum 2340 Albert Street S4P 2V7 Regina Saskatchewan CA (306) 787-2850
https://royalsaskmuseum.ca/rsm/research/biology/cory-sheffield

Geographic Coverage

This dataset covers specimens from Canada.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.509, -162.422], North East [70.378, -47.109]

Taxonomic Coverage

All hosts species (i.e., Macropis) and cuckoo (i.e., Epeoloides) were identified to species.

Species  Macropis nuda,  Macropis ciliata,  Epeoloides pilosulus (Macropis Cuckoo Bee)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1880-01-01 / 2014-01-01

Project Data

Provides a summary of the known specimens of Macropis Cuckoo Bee, Epeoloides pilosulus, from Canada.

Title A new western Canadian record of Epeoloides pilosulus (Cresson), with discussion of ecological associations, distribution, and conservation status in Canada
Funding Epeoloides pilosulus, one of the rarest bees in North America, is a cleptoparasite of Macropis bees which themselves are uncommon oligoleges of oil-producing Lysimachia flowers. Only two specimens of the cleptoparasite have been reported from Canada since the 1960s, both from Nova Scotia. A recently collected specimen of Epeoloides pilosulus from Alberta, Canada confirms this species from that province, and greatly increases its known range in western North America. This record, and additional specimens from southern Ontario (one collected in 1978), have implications for the conservation status of this COSEWIC assessed species in Canada, which are discussed.

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
Cory Sheffield

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Sheffield, C.S., Heron, J. 2018. A new western Canadian record of Epeoloides pilosulus (Cresson), with discussion of ecological associations, distribution, and conservation status in Canada. Biodiversity Data Journal

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers doi:10.5886/vfi8nn
http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=specimen-epeoloides