Stylops shannoni (Stylopidae, Strepsiptera): A New species for Canada, with comments on Xenos peckii

Rex D. Kenner


The collection of a male Stylops shannoni Pierce and a number of stylopized bees, Andrena hippotes Robertson, containing both male and female strepsipterans is reported. This appears to be the first host record and the first association of males and females for this strepsipteran species. This also appears to be the first record for S. shannoni in Canada. In addition, a specimen of Polistes fuscatus stylopized by Xenos peckii Kirby was found in the collection of the Spencer Entomological Museum at the University of British Columbia.

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