Scientific Name: Lasioglossum sedi (Sandhouse, 1924)
Common Name: Sedum Sweat Bee
Halictus (Chloralictus) sedi Sandhouse, 1924: 12 [â™€]
Holotype â™€. USA, Colorado, Boulder, 21 June [no year provided], by T.D.A Cockerell, on Sedum stenopetalum [USNM no. 26401]
â™‚ described by Gibbs (2010).
â™€ body length: 5.00–5.37 mm; head length: 1.42–1.61 mm; head width: 1.39–1.58 mm; forewing length: 3.90–4.21 mm
â™‚ body length: 4.76–5.00 mm; head length: 1.44 mm; head width: 1.44–1.45 mm; forewing length: 3.60 mm
This species is likely eusocial like most other Lasioglossum, subgenus Dialictus. Gibbs (2010) indicated that this species was uncommon.
Extent of Occurrence (EOO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): 4,500 km2
Index of Area of Occupancy (IAO) in Canada (http://geocat.kew.org/): 64 km2
Gibbs J (2010) Revision of the metallic species of Lasioglossum (Dialictus) in Canada (Hymenoptera, Halictidae, Halictini). Zootaxa 2591: 1-382.
Sandhouse GA (1924) New North American species of bees belonging to the genus Halictus (Chloralictus). Proceedings of the United States National Museum 65: 1â€‘43.
Sociality: Presumed Eusocial
Pollen Specialization: Polylectic
Wintering Stage: Mated Female
Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Western Interior Basin