Hylaeus (Metziella) sparsus (Cresson 1869)

Gibbs, Jason, Ascher, John S., Rightmyer, Molly G. & Isaacs, Rufus, 2017, The bees of Michigan (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila), with notes on distribution, taxonomy, pollination, and natural history, Zootaxa 4352 (1), pp. 1-160 : 72

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4352.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:7C684128-FFA7-48AA-B395-B9C6BC39353A

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6002942

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/0392879B-7332-AB60-43D5-FAC4FB3DF8BD

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Hylaeus (Metziella) sparsus (Cresson 1869)
status

 

Hylaeus (Metziella) sparsus (Cresson 1869)

County records: Dickinson, Ingham, Jackson, Midland, Washtenaw.

Notes. This is a rarely collected species with a relatively broad distribution across eastern North America ( Sellers & McCarthy 2015). Hylaeus sparsus has been collected from several plant species, but it has been suggested that it prefers flowers of the family Apiaceae ( Sellers & McCarthy 2015) and a recent record from Brooklyn in New York City (3 Jun 2012, Prospect Park Wellhouse) was taken on that host family (JSA, unpublished).

Material examined. Dickinson Co.: T43N R30W sec. 19, 20 Jun. 1985 on Ranunculus acris, V.A. Scott (1 ♂ UCMC) ; Ingham Co.: Okemos, Nancy Moore Park, 42.733 -84.421, 31 Apr. 2017 (1 ♂ TJWC) ; Jackson Co.: Waterloo SRA, 42.318–84.244, 29 Apr. 2017 (1 ♀ TJWC) ; Midland Co.: (no locality), 17 Jun. 1945, R.R. Dreisbach (1 ♀ MSUC) ; Washtenaw Co.: Ann Arbor , Boehnke House, N42.2615 W82.7696, 29 May 2014, C. Vadiya (1 ♀ UMMZ) GoogleMaps .

A second female deposited at MSUC and collected in the 19th century has the following label information: “Ag. Coll. Mich., 6-26-88 /76”, but the actual collection locality of the specimen is unknown.

UCMC

University of Colorado Museum

UMMZ

University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Colletidae

Genus

Hylaeus