Species

Scientific Name: Lasioglossum dubitatum (Mitchell, 1960)

Common Name: Lasioglossum dubitatum

Taxonomy

Dialictus dubitatus Mitchell, 1960: 376 [♂‚, key]

     Holotype ♂‚. USA, New York, Cortland Co., McLean Bogs, 20 June 1936 [CUIC no. 4890]

Dialictus dubitalus Mitchell, 1960: 436 [misspelling; spelled D. dubitatus in key (p. 376) and index (p. 533)]

 

Species Notes

The ♀ of this species in unknown.

 

Size

♂‚ body length: 5.00 mm; head length: 1.49 mm; head width: 1.48 mm; forewing length: 3.84 mm

 

Biology

This species is likely eusocial like most other Lasioglossum, subgenus Dialictus. Gibbs (2010, 2011) indicated that this species rare (only known from the holotype), and has not been confirmed in Canada. The Canadian records (Moure and Hurd 1987) cannot be confirmed but the species type locality is close to Ontario.

 

Extent of Occurrence (EOO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): N/A

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

 

References

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

Gibbs J (2011) Revision of the metallic Lasioglossum (Dialictus) of eastern North America (Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Halictini). Zootaxa 3073: 1-216.

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

Moure JS, Hurd PD Jr (1987) An Annotated Catalog of the Halictid Bees of the Western Hemisphere (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

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

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available