Species

Scientific Name: Lasioglossum disparile (Cresson, 1872)

Common Name: Lasioglossum disparile

Taxonomy

Halictus disparilis Cresson, 1872: 253 [♀]

     Holotype ♀. USA, Texas, Bosque Co., by G.W. Belfrage [ANSP no. 21204]

Halictus albitarsis Cresson, 1872: 254 [♂‚] [Preoccupied; not Halictus albitarsis Schenck, 1853]

     Holotype ♂‚. USA, Texas, Dallas Co., by J. Boll [MCZ no. 547]

Dialictus brassicae Mitchell, 1960: 384 [♀]

     Holotype ♀. USA, North Carolina, Faison, Coastal Plain Veg. Res. Stn., 25 April 1957, by M.H. Farrier, on Brassica [NCSU]

Halictus albitarsellus Warncke, 1973: 294 [new name for H. albitarsis Cresson]

 

Species Notes

Gibbs (2010) indicates that the Canadian records for this species from Ontario (as L. albitarse) (Michener 1951) and southern Alberta (as H. disparilis) (Cockerell 1937a) are questionable, and cannot be confirmed; no credible records north of Kansas or North Carolina have been found.

 

References

Cresson ET (1872) Hymenoptera Texana. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 4: 153-292. https://doi.org/10.2307/25076272

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

Mitchell TB (1960) Bees of the Eastern United States. Volume 1. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 141: 1-538.

Warncke K (1973) Zur Systematik und Synonymie der mitteleuropäischen Furchenbienen Halictus Latreille. Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège 42: 277–295.

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

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available