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Lasioglossum diatretum (Vachal, 1904)


Scientific Name: Lasioglossum diatretum (Vachal, 1904)

Common Name: Reticulated Sweat Bee


*Halictus diatretum Vachal, 1904: 481 [♀, ♂].

     Syntypes ♀, ♂. USA, Colorado, by Morrison [3♀]; CANADA, Vancouver, by Morrison [1♀]; USA, Nevada, by Morrison [1♂] [Hofmuseum, Vienne].


DNA Barcode Index Numbers (BINs): BOLD:AAD4157

This BIN is shared with multiple species, including Lasioglossum foxii (Robertson, 1895) Lasioglossum pulveris (Cockerell, 1930), so BIN assignment alone will not identify it.

Distribution in Canada: Vachal 1904 [BC]; Michener 1951c [BC]; Hurd 1979 [BC]; Sheffield and Heron 2019 [BC]; BOLD [BC, AB].


Hurd PD (1979) Superfamily Apoidea. In: Krombein KV, Hurd Jr PD, Smith DR, Burks BD (Eds) Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 2735 pp.

Vachal J (1904) Halictus nouveaux ou présumés nouveaux d’Amérique (Hymenoptera). Bulletin de la Société Scientifique, Historique et Archéologique dela Corrèze 26: 469-486.

Sheffield CS, Heron JM (2019) The bees of British Columbia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes). Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia 115: 44-85.

Michener CD (1951) Family Halictidae. In: Muesebeck CF, Krombein KV, Townes HK (Eds) Hymenoptera of America north of Mexico Synoptic Catalog. 2. United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Monograph, Washington. Pp. 1104-1134.

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

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

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

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