Lasioglossum gotham Gibbs, 2011
Scientific Name: Lasioglossum gotham Gibbs, 2011
Common Name: Gotham Sweat Bee
Lasioglossum (Dialictus) gotham Gibbs, 2011: 104 [♀,♂‚]
Holotype ♀. USA, Maryland, Charles Co., N38.6861 W077.0791, 23–24 April 2003, by S.W. Droege [PCYU]
The DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN) for this species is BOLD:AAE1318. The presence of this species is Canada is based on a specimen matching this BIN.
♀ body length: 6.05–7.08 mm. head length: 1.66–1.78 mm. head width: 1.73–1.87 mm. forewing length: 4.84–5.20 mm
♂‚ body length: 5.26 mm; head length: 1.56 mm; head width: 1.61 mm; forewing length: 4.54 mm
Batra (1987) provides a detailed study of this species, including phenology, nesting biology, sociobiology, floral hosts, and natural enemies (L. laevissimum). 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
Batra SWT (1987) Ethology of the vernal eusocial bee, Dialictus laevissimus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 60: 100–108.
Gibbs J (2011) Revision of the metallic Lasioglossum (Dialictus) of eastern North America (Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Halictini). Zootaxa 3073: 1-216.
Pollen Specialization: Polylectic
Wintering Stage: Mated Female
Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available
Ecozone: Mixwood Plains