No Common Name Epeolus howardi Mitchell, 1962  
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hymenoptera   >   Family Apidae   >   Genus Epeolus   

Status:

"Rare, Rare, Rare. This Epeolus howardi, a nest parasite of one of the cellophane bees in the genus Colletes. Which species of Colletes, you ask, as is more often the case than not... we don't know. This bee has only been collected a handful of times in the Mid-Atlantic states and that is about all we know. Well, actually we do know that each of the sites we are aware of are very sandy.... so the Colletes much also like sand. More people looking, that is what we need." (S. Droege, pers. comm.)

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A nest parasite of one of the cellophane bees in the genus Colletes.

There are 2 records in the project database.

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An Epeolus howardi in Caroline Co., Maryland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

An Epeolus howardi in Caroline Co., Maryland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)


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