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 [NMNH no. 40305].


Species Notes

♂‚ described by Gibbs (2011). This species was confirmed in Canada only recently (Normandin et al. 2017).

The DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN) for this species is BOLD:ABZ0652; which 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



♀ body length: 5.45–6.23 mm; head length: 1.51–1.70 mm; head width: 1.51–1.66 mm; forewing length: 4.66–4.72 mm

♂‚ body length: 5.32–5.75 mm; head length: 1.56–1.63 mm; head width: 1.48–1.57 mm; forewing length: 4.48–4.54 mm.


Extent of Occurrence (EOO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): N/A

Index of Area of Occupancy (IAO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): 4 km2



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

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 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3051 

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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