Scientific Name: Lasioglossum aberrans (Crawford, 1903)
Common Name: Lasioglossum aberrans
Halictus aberrans Crawford, 1903: 336 [♀]
Neotype ♀ [designated by McGinley 2003: 23]. USA, Nebraska, Sioux County, May [no year provided], by L. Bruner [University of Nebraska]
Lasioglossum (Evylaeus) abberans Linsley and MacSwain, 1962: 45 [misspelling]
The orginal syntype series of three specimens [USA, Sioux Co., Nebr., June 3, on Symphoricarpos; Crawford, Nebr., July 28, on Cleome; Manitou, Colorado] is presummed lost, so McGinley (2003) selected the neotype from Nebraska.
The DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN) for this species is BOLD:ADC7607.
Like other Sphecodogastra s. str. (Linsley and MacSwain 1972; McGinley 2003), this species is an oligolege of Oenothera (Onagraceae). Bohart and Youssef (1976) indicated that this species generally nests in more mesic and highland surroundings, on brush-covered slopes, or in open woodlands.
Index of Area of Occupancy (IAO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): 160 km2
This species was was recorded in Canada by:
Crawford 1912 [AB]
McGinley 2003 [AB, SK, MB].
Bohart GE, Youssef NN (1976) The biology and behavior of Evylaeus galpinsiae Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Wasmann Journal of Biology 34: 185-234.
Crawford JC (1903) Some Nebraska bees. The Canadian Entomologist 35(12): 334-336. https://doi.org/10.4039/Ent35334-12
Crawford JC (1912) Notes on some Canadian bees. The Canadian Entomologist 44(12): 359-360. https://doi.org/10.4039/Ent44359-12
Linsley EG, MacSwain JW (1962) A new species of Sphecodogastra associated with Oenothera in eastern Utah, New Mexico and western Texas. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 38(1):45-47.
McGinley RJ (2003) Studies of Halictinae (Apoidea: Halictidae), II: Revision of Sphecodogastra Ashmead, floral specialists of Onagraceae. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 610: 1–55.
Pollen Specialization: Broad Oligolecty
Wintering Stage: Adult
Distribution: Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan