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Lasioglossum argemonis (Cockerell, 1897)


Scientific Name: Lasioglossum argemonis (Cockerell, 1897)

Common Name: Lasioglossum argemonis


Halictus arcuatus race argemonis Cockerell, 1897: 146 [♀].

     Holotype ♀. MEXICO, Vera Cruz, Paso de Telaya, 29 March [no year provided], by C.H.T. Townsend, on Argemone mexicana [].

Halictus latifrons Crawford, 1907: 192 [♀]. Synonymy by Michener (1951: 1107).

     Holotype ♀. USA, California, Santa Clara Co., by Baker [].


Taxonomic notes: The ♂ has not been described.

Michener (1951: 1107) incorrectly recorded page 174 as the page that Halictus arcuatus race aregemonis Cockerell appeared on.

DNA Barcode Index Numbers (BINs): BOLD:AAD9282

Distribution in Canada: Sheffield and Heron 2019 [BC].


Crawford JC (1907) New Halictinae from the Western United States. Invertebrata Pacifica 1: 190-197.

Sheffield CS, Heron JM (2019) The bees of British Columbia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes). Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia 115: 44-85.

Michener CD (1951) Family Halictidae. In: Muesebeck CF, Krombein KV, Townes HK (Eds) Hymenoptera of America north of Mexico Synoptic Catalog. 2. United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Monograph, Washington. Pp. 1104-1134.

Cockerell TDA (1897) New and little-known bees. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 24: 144–162.

Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Polylectic
Wintering Stage: Mated Female

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Western Interior Basin

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