Sphecodes geoffrellus ( Kirby, 1802 )

Bogusch, Petr & Straka, Jakub, 2012, Review and identification of the cuckoo bees of central Europe (Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Sphecodes), Zootaxa 3311, pp. 1-41 : 10-11

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Sphecodes geoffrellus ( Kirby, 1802 )
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Sphecodes geoffrellus ( Kirby, 1802)

Described as: Melitta geoffrella Kirby, 1802: 45 –46. Synonyms: Sphecodes affinis Hagens, 1882: 224 .

Sphecodes fasciatus Hagens, 1882: 224 .

Sphecodes rimalis Pérez, 1903 : CCXXI.

Sphecodes impunctatus Meyer, 1922: 171 –172.

Subspecies: Sphecodes geoffrellus atlasa Warncke, 1992: 36 .

Sphecodes geoffrellus hakkariensis Warncke, 1992: 36 .

Distribution. Most of Europe, present in Britain and Scandinavia, North Africa ( Morocco, Tunisia), Turkey, Near East ( Warncke 1992). Very numerous in southern Europe.

Biology. Common species both in warmer and cooler regions, with no strict biotope preferences. In central Europe it is widespread and numerous, although recently sparser, probably due to the spread of similar species S. miniatus and S. nomioidis . Generalist parasitizing several hosts: Westrich (1989) has reported the following hosts as confirmed Lasioglossum leucopus (Kirby) , L. morio (Fabricius) and L. nitidiusculum, Bogusch (2003) L. pauxillum . Likely hosts are the following: L. fratellum published by Field (1996), L. rufitarse (Zetterstedt) by Neumeyer & Obrist (2000), L. sexstrigatum (Schenck) by Vegter (1993) and L. marginellum (Schenck) by Westrich (2006). It is possible that this species invades nests of various smaller Lasioglossum species, and the females are individually specialized, as Bogusch et al. (2006) have confirmed in S. ephippius and S. monilicornis .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Halictidae

Genus

Sphecodes

Loc

Sphecodes geoffrellus ( Kirby, 1802 )

Bogusch, Petr & Straka, Jakub 2012
2012
Loc

Sphecodes geoffrellus hakkariensis

Warncke 1992: 36
1992
Loc

Sphecodes impunctatus

Meyer 1922: 171
1922
Loc

Sphecodes fasciatus

Hagens 1882: 224
1882