No Common Name Coelioxys immaculatus Cockerell 1912  Synonyms: Coelioxys immaculata.

Status:

This bee, Coelioxys immaculata, is an uncommon nest parasite of other bees. Almost by definition it must be less common since the young C. immaculata usurps a cell of a leaf-cutter bee, kills the host baby bee and eats its food before emerging the next year (Sam Droege).

Description:

Nests are categorized as ground burrows, and social behavior is categorized as cleptoparasites and social parasites (Selfridge et al., 2017).

There are 4 records in the project database.

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A male Coelioxys immaculatus collected by Nicola Seitz in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/9/2017). Photographed at the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab. Photo by Sam Droege. (MBP list)

A Coelioxys immaculatus in Caroline Co., Maryland (3/6/2018). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A male Coelioxys immaculatus in Caroline Co., Maryland (3/6/2018). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)


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