Epeoloides pilosulus (Cresson, 1878)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Epeoloides pilosula (Cresson, 1878)


Conservation Status

Last Record: Before 1942

Rediscovered in 2002



North America (Connecticut & Nova Scotia)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Cresson, E. T. (1878). Descriptions of new North American Hymenoptera in the collection of the American Entomological Society. I.-Family Apidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 7: 201-214.


Species bibliography:

Ascher, John S. (2005). Species profile: Epeoloides pilosula, [a cleptoparasite of Macropis oil bees] (Hymenoptera: [Apoidea:] Apidae: Apinae: Osirini. In Shepherd, M. D., D. M. Vaughan, and S. H. Black, editors. Red List of Pollinator Insects of North America CD-ROM Version 1 (May 2005). Portland, OR The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. 7.

Sheffield, C. and Heron, J. (2018). A new western Canadian record of Epeoloides pilosulus (Cresson), with discussion of ecological associations, distribution and conservation status in Canada. Biodiversity Data Journal 6: e22837.

Sheffield, C. S., S. M. Rigby, R. F. Smith, and P. G. Kevan. (2004). The rare cleptoparasitic bee Epeoloides pilosula (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Apidae) discovered in Nova Scotia, Canada, with distributional notes. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 77: 161-164. [Abstract]

Wagner, David L. and Ascher, John S. (2008). Rediscovery of Epeoloides pilosula (Cresson) (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in New England. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 81(2): 81-83.

Wood, Thomas J. et al. (2019). Epeoloides pilosulus (Cresson) Rediscovered in Michigan, with Notes on the Distribution and Status of its Macropis hosts. The Great Lakes Entomologist 52(1-2): 4.


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