Scientific Name: Lasioglossum ephialtum Gibbs, 2010
Common Name: Nightmare Sweat Bee
Lasioglossum (Dialictus) ephialtum Gibbs, 2010: 124 [â™€,â™‚]
Holotype â™€. CANADA, Ontario, Toronto, Brunswick Ave., N43.66165 W079.40571, 6 October 2006, by J. Gibbs [PCYU]
The DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN) for this species is BOLD:ABZ0652, which is shared with L. fattigi, L. marinense, L. pacatum, L. planatum, L. sagax, L. subviridatum, and L. taylorae.
â™€ body length: 4.94–6.10 mm; head length: 1.34–1.58 mm; head width: 1.42–1.61 mm; forewing length: 3.42–4.09 mm
â™‚ body length: 4.51–6.04 mm; head length: 1.37–1.61 mm; head width: 1.34–1.54 mm; forewing length: 3.23–4.09 mm
This species is likely eusocial like most other Lasioglossum, subgenus Dialictus. Gibbs (2010, 2011) indicated that this species was common.
Extent of Occurrence (EOO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): km2
Index of Area of Occupancy (IAO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): km2
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: 1â€‘216.
Sociality: Presumed Eusocial
Pollen Specialization: Polylectic
Wintering Stage: Mated Female
Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available
Distribution: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
Ecozone: Atlantic Maritime, Mixwood Plains