Species

Scientific Name: Lasioglossum buccale (Pérez, 1903)

Common Name: Lasioglossum buccale

Taxonomy

Halictus buccalis Pérez, 1903: CCXV [♀,♂‚]

     Syntypes ♀,♂‚. France, Spain

 

Biology

Burger (2020) reported that the relatively long face and mouthparts of this species are possibly an adaptation for the plants it uses.

 

References

Burger R (2020) Beobachtungen zum Blütenbesuch und Pollensammeln von Lasioglossum buccale (Pérez 1903) (Hymenoptera: Anthophila). Ampulex 11: 34-40. 

Pérez (1903) Halictus. Actes de la Société linnéenne de Bordeaux 58: CCVIII-CCXVIII.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Broad Oligolecty
Wintering Stage: Mated Female

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Linaria vulgaris, Stachys sp., Digitalis purpurea

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Western Interior Basin

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