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Epeolus ainsliei Crawford, 1932
Life   Insecta   Hymenoptera   Apoidea   Apidae   Epeolus
Subgenus: None

Epeolus ainsliei, Axillae mesoscutellum female scale = 05 mmtif
Thomas Onuferko · 9
Epeolus ainsliei, Axillae mesoscutellum female scale = 05 mmtif

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Epeolus ainsliei, Dorsal view female holotype scale = 3 mmtif
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Epeolus ainsliei, Head frontal view female scale bar = mm
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Epeolus ainsliei, Lateral view female scale = . mm
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Epeolus ainsliei, Lateral view female scale = . mm
Epeolus ainsliei, Lateral view female scale = mm
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Epeolus ainsliei, Lateral view female scale = mm

Epeolus ainsliei, Lateral view male scale = mm
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Epeolus ainsliei, Lateral view male scale = mm
Epeolus ainsliei, female, face
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Epeolus ainsliei, female, face

Epeolus ainsliei, female, side
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Epeolus ainsliei, female, side
Epeolus ainsliei, female, top
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Epeolus ainsliei, female, top

Epeolus ainsliei, F mm comp
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Epeolus ainsliei, F mm comp
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Epeolus ainsliei, mm Xb

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Epeolus ainsliei, mm X
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Epeolus ainsliei, M mm X-comp
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Overview
Extracted with permission from: Onuferko, T.M. 2017. Cleptoparasitic Bees of the Genus Epeolus Latreille (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Canada. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification No. 30: March 30, 2017. doi:10.3752/cjai.2017.30

http://cjai.biologicalsurvey.ca/o_30/o_30.html

Diagnosis. Both sexes of E. ainsliei can be readily identified by the following combination of features: preoccipital ridge joining hypostomal carma; axilla distinctly hooked, its lateral margin arcuate; and mesopleuron densely and evenly punctate. Additionally, the following characters in combination may help separate E. ainsllei from other Canadian species (except perhaps E. pusillus and E. scuteliaris): paramedian band present, axilla and usually also mesoscutellum ferruginous, and T2T4 with fasciae complete.

Distribution in Canada: Southern Manitoba west to Alberta but east of the Rocky Mountains (Map 1). Possibly restricted to the Prairie Ecozone.


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