Species

Scientific Name: Lasioglossum albohirtum (Crawford, 1907)

Common Name: Lasioglossum albohirtum

Taxonomy

Halictus albohirtus Crawford, 1907: 193 [♀]

     Holotype ♀. USA, Nevada, Ormsby Co, July, by Baker [NMNH: (1)2068]

Halictus pilosellus Cockerell, 1936: 160 [♀] [synonymy by Gibbs 2010: 61]

     Holotype ♀. USA, California, Humboldt Co., Garberville, 19.iv.1935 on Cercocarpus, by T.D.A. Cockerell [CAS: 4276]

 

Species Notes

The ♂ was described by Gibbs (2010)

The DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN) for this species is BOLD:ABZ7019.

 

Size

♀ body length: 5.37–6.83 mm; head length: 1.56–1.73 mm; head width: 1.61–1.78 mm; forewing length: 3.97–4.45 mm

♂ body length: 5.06–5.19 mm; head length: 1.39–1.49 mm; head width: 1.38–1.45 mm; forewing length: 3.60–3.72 mm

 

Biology

This species is presumably eusocial like most other Lasioglossum, subgenus Dialictus. Gibbs (2010) indicated that this species was uncommon in Canada.

 

Extent of Occurrence (EOO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): 164,918 km2

Index of Area of Occupancy (IAO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): 112 km2

 

References

Cockerell TDA (1936a) Bees from Northern California. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 12: 133-164.

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

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: Eriogonum sp., Melilotus officinalis, Ericameria nauseosa

Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan
Ecozone: Montane Cordillera, Pacific Maritime, Prairie, Western Interior Basin

Distribution Map