Scientific Name: Lasioglossum sablense Gibbs, 2010
Common Name: Sable Island Sweat Bee
Lasioglossum (Dialictus) sablense Gibbs, 2010: 283 [♀,♂‚]
Holotype ♀. CANADA, Nova Scotia, Sable Island, N43.9319 W059.9985, 8. August 2008, by P.M. Catling [PCYU]
This species is globally restricted to Sable Island, Nova Scotia (Gibbs 2010, 2011). The species name refers to the type locality.
The DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN) for this species has not yet been assigned.
♀ body length: 5.80–6.10 mm; head length: 1.51–1.60 mm; head width: 1.56–1.64 mm; forewing length: 4.09–4.39 mm
♂‚ body length: 5.19–6.04 mm; head length: 1.46–1.58 mm; head width: 1.46–1.56 mm; forewing length: 3.72–3.90 mm
Little is known about the biology of this species (described in 2010), though it is likely eusocial like most other Lasioglossum, subgenus Dialictus. Gibbs (2010) indicated that this species was a member of the L. viridatum species-group.
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 (2010) Revision of the metallic species of Lasioglossum (Dialictus) in Canada (Hymenoptera, Halictidae, Halictini). Zootaxa 2591: 1â€‘382.
Sociality: Presumed Eusocial
Pollen Specialization: Polylectic
Wintering Stage: Mated Female
Distribution: Nova Scotia
Ecozone: Atlantic Maritime