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Species Sphecodes heraclei - Cyclops Cuckoo Sweat Bee

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Halictidae (Sweat, Furrow, Nomiine, and Shortface Bees)
Subfamily Halictinae (Sweat and Furrow Bees)
Tribe Halictini
Genus Sphecodes (Blood Bees)
Species heraclei (Cyclops Cuckoo Sweat Bee)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sphecodes heraclei ignitus Cockerell, 1922, valid subspecies
Explanation of Names
Sphecodes heraclei Robertson, 1897
Size
Female: Length 7mm(1)
Male: Length 7mm(1)
Range
New Hampshire to southern Ontario, to Texas, east to Florida.
Season
March to November
Food
Visits flowers from several families. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Bees of the eastern United States
Mitchell T.B. 1962. Tech. Bull. (NC Agric. Exp. Sta.): No. 141 (538 pp.), 1960; and No. 152 (557 pp.).