Taxonomy

Halictus (Seladonia) tumulorum

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Near threatened

Species Biology

Identification

  • Small sized solitary species (6-8mm)
  • Females have a shiny abdomen with thin white hair bands and dull orange/brown hind legs
  • Males are smaller and have a more elongate abdomen
  • Can be confused with the smaller Lasioglossum species

Habitat

Known from a range of habitat types

Flight period

April-September

Nesting biology

Ground nesting

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Leucanthemum, Bellis, Tanacetum, Cirsium, Centaurea, Taraxacum, Leontodon, Hieracium, Hypochoeris, Sonchus, Brassica, Sinapis, Campanula, Jasione, Stellaria, Lychnis, Convolvulus, Trifolium

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Palaearctic distribution, from Ireland to Bashkiria, in Europe up to 67ºN, south to the Pyrenees and northern Greece

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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References

Publications

Conservation status: FitzPatrick Ú., Murray T.E., Byrne A., Paxton R.J., Brown M.J.F. (2006) Regional Red List of Irish Bees, Publ. Rep. to National Parks and Wildlife Service (Ireland) and Environment and Heritage Service (N. Ireland). http://www.npws.ie/publications/red-lists

Flowers visited & World distribution: Westrich, P. (1989) Die Wildbienen Baden-Württembergs. Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart, Germany.

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