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Lasioglossum abanci (Crawford, 1932)


Scientific Name: Lasioglossum abanci (Crawford, 1932)

Common Name: Lasioglossum abanci


Halictus abanci Crawford, 1932: 71 [♀].

     Holotype ♀. USA, North Carolina, Swain Co., Andrews Bald, Mt. 6000 ft., 26 July 1923, by J.C. Crawford [USNM no. 40305].


Taxonomic notes: The ♂ was described by Gibbs (2011: 36). 

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:ABZ0652

This BIN is shared with L. admirandum, L. atwoodi, L. dreisbachi, L. ephialtum, L. fattigi, L. georgeickworti, L. marinense, L. novascotiae, L. obscurum, L. pacatum, L. paramirandum, L. planatum, L. sagax, L. subviridatum, L. taylorae, and L. virdatum.

Distribution in Canada: Knerer and Atwood 1962 [ON]; Taylor 2014 [ON]; Normandin et al. 2017 [QC].

This species was not confirmed by Gibbs (2010, 2011)

Extent of Occurrence (EOO) in Canada ( N/A

Index of Area of Occupancy (IAO) in Canada ( 4 km2

Body length: ♀ 5.45 - 6.23 mm ♂ 5.32 - 5.75 mm

Forewing length: ♀ 4.66 - 4.72 mm ♂ 1.56 - 1.63 mm


Crawford JC (1932) New North American bees. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 34: 69-78.

Gibbs J (2010) Revision of the metallic species of Lasioglossum (Dialictus) in Canada (Hymenoptera, Halictidae, Halictini). Zootaxa 2591: 1-382.

Gibbs J (2011) Revision of the metallic Lasioglossum (Dialictus) of eastern North America (Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Halictini). Zootaxa 3073: 1-216.

Normandin É, Vereecken NJ, Buddle CM, Fournier V (2017) Taxonomic and functional trait diversity of wild bees in different urban settings. PeerJ 5: e3051.

Sociality: Presumed Eusocial
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Polylectic
Wintering Stage: Mated Female

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Melilotus sp., Rudbeckia sp., Fragaria sp., Rubus sp., Aruncus sp., Thaspium sp., Houstonia sp.

Distribution: Quebec
Ecozone: Mixwood Plains

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