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Lasioglossum onuferkoi Gardner and Gibbs, 2021


Scientific Name: Lasioglossum onuferkoi Gardner and Gibbs, 2021

Common Name: Onuferko\'s Sweat Bee


Lasioglossum (Dialictus) onuferkoi Gardner and Gibbs, 2021 [♀, ♂].
     Holotype ♀. CANADA, Saskatchewan, Great Sand Hills NW (active dune), 50.6834°N, 109.2901°W, 6 August 2019, by T.M. Onuferko [CMNC].


Taxonomic notes: This species shows an affinity to Lasioglossum sheffieldi Gibbs, 2010, and L. yukonae Gibbs, 2010 [both assigned to BOLD:ACF5692] though is genetically distinct (Gardner and Gibbs 2021), though all three form part of a monophyletic subgroup within the L. perdifficle (Cockerell, 1895) species complex with L. ebmerellum Gibbs, 2010 [BOLD:AAD7578], L. perpunctatum (Ellis, 1913) [BOLD:AAC1122], and L. marinum (Crawford, 1904) [BOLD:AAD0611] (Gardner and Gibbs 2023), the latter not occurring in Canada.

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:AAX0151

Distribution in Canada: Gardner and Gibbs 2021 [AB, SK].

This species appears to be endemic to the sand hills and dunes of southwestern Saskatchewan and southeastern Alberta (Gardner and Gibbs 2021).


Gardner J, Gibbs J (2021) New and little-known Canadian Lasioglossum (Dialictus) (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) and an emended key to species. The Canadian Entomologist 154(1), E3.

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

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Alberta, Saskatchewan
Ecozone: Prairie

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