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Lasioglossum vierecki (Crawford, 1904)


Scientific Name: Lasioglossum vierecki (Crawford, 1904)

Common Name: Viereck s Sweat Bee


Halictus vierecki Crawford, 1904: 97 [♀].

     Holotype . USA, New Jersey, Clementon, 6 June [no year provided], by H.L. Viereck [ANSP: 10206].


Taxonomic Notes: The ♂ was described by Graenicher (1910: 158).

Gibbs (2010: 346, 2011: 207) recorded the year of collection as 1830, which is unlikely. Crawford (1904: 98) did not provide a year of collection for most of the type material, which was collected by H.L. Viereck [1881-1931]. It is likely that the “30” associated with the date June 6 was mistaken for the year, thought it is in reference to the number of ♀ specimens collected (1830 would have been 50+ years before the birth of Viereck).

Distribution in Canada: Criddle et al. 1924 [ON]; Knerer and Atwood 1962 [ON]; Sugar et al. 1999 [ON]; Gibbs 2010, 2011 [MB, ON, QC]; Sheffield et al. 2014 [MB]; Gardner and Gibbs 2020 [MB, ON, QC]; Gibbs et al. 2023 [MB]; RSKM [SK?]


Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Polylectic
Wintering Stage: Mated Female

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec
Ecozone: Boreal Shield, Mixwood Plains, Prairie