Lasioglossum georgeickworti Gibbs, 2011
Scientific Name: Lasioglossum georgeickworti Gibbs, 2011
Common Name: George Eickwort s Sweat Bee
Lasioglossum (Dialictus) georgeickworti Gibbs, 2011: 100 [♀,♂‚]
Holotype ♀. USA, Massachusetts, Franklin Co., Montague WMA, gravel pit, N42.56957 W072.53617, 29–30 July 2008, by J. Milam [PCYU]
Based on where it has been collected, Gibbs (2011) suggests that this species is likely a specialist of coastal areas and dunes in the in northeastern North America. As a single female is known from Prince Edward Island, it is likley that it will show up in similar habitats in the New England states and eastern Canada.
The DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN) for this species is BOLD:ABZ0652, which is shared with L. ephialtum, L. fattigi, L. marinense, L. pacatum, L. planatum, L. sagax, L. subviridatum, and L. taylorae.
Little is known about the biology of this species (described in 2011), though it is likely eusocial like most other Lasioglossum, subgenus Dialictus. Gibbs (2011) indicated that this species was uncommon.
Extent of Occurrence (EOO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): N/A
Index of Area of Occupancy (IAO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): 4 km2
Gibbs J (2011) Revision of the metallic Lasioglossum (Dialictus) of eastern North America (Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Halictini). Zootaxa 3073: 1-216.
Sociality: Presumed Eusocial
Pollen Specialization: Polylectic
Wintering Stage: Mated Female
Distribution: Prince Edward Island
Ecozone: Atlantic Maritime