Taxonomy

Lasioglossum (Dialictus) cupromicans

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Least concern

Species Biology

Identification

  • Small solitary species (6-7mm)
  • Shiny bee that has a faint metallic green colour
  • Males are generally smaller and have a more elongate abdomen
  • Can be confused with L. smeathmanellum or L. leucopus

Habitat

Occurs in a range of habitats but most commonly known from unimproved grassland sites

Flight period

April-September

Nesting biology

Ground nesting

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Campanula, Euphrasia

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

West-palaearctic distribution, from Morocco to Iran, northwards to Denmark, eastwards to the southern Urals

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2019

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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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