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Lasioglossum abundipunctum Gibbs, 2010


Scientific Name: Lasioglossum abundipunctum Gibbs, 2010

Common Name: Abundantly Punctured Sweat Bee


Lasioglossum (Dialictus) abundipunctum Gibbs 2010: 46 [♀].

     Holotype ♀. CANADA, Alberta, 15 km S Three Hills, Hwy 21, 51.49484, -113.23214, 702 m, 15 June 2007, J. Gibbs, C. Sheffield [PCYU no. PYU-1619].


Taxonomic notes: The ♂ is unknown.

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:AAE1318

Biology: Little is known about the biology of this species (described in 2010), though it is likely eusocial like most other Lasioglossum, subgenus Dialictus. Gibbs (2010) indicated that this species was uncommon.

Distribution in Canada: Gibbs 2010 [AB]; Elwell et al. 2016 [BC].

Extent of Occurrence (EOO) in Canada ( 3,931 km2

Index of Area of Occupancy (IAO) in Canada ( 48 km2

Body length: ♀ ♀ 5.43 - 5.98 mm

Forewing length: ♀ ♀ 4.33 - 4.58 mm


Elwell SL, Griswold T, Elle E (2016) Habitat type plays a greater role than livestock grazing in structuring shrubsteppe plant–pollinator communities. Journal of Insect Conservation 20(3): 515-525.

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

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

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Descurainia pinnata, Astragalus flavus, Dalea sp., Dalea villosa, Phacelia hastata, Sphaeralcea sp., Ericameria nauseosa

Distribution: Alberta
Ecozone: Prairie, Western Interior Basin

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