Taxonomy

Lasioglossum (Dialictus) leucopus

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Least concern

Species Biology

Identification

  • Small solitary species (5-6mm)
  • Shiny bee that has a faint metallic green colour and orange-brown legs
  • Males are generally smaller
  • Can be confused with L. smeathmanellum or L. cupromicans

Habitat

Found in a range of habitats including parks and gardens.

Flight period

April-September

Nesting biology

Ground nesting

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Taraxacum, Leontodon, Potentilla

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

From Ireland to Siberia, northwards to central Finland, southwards to northern Spain and Greece, east to northern Iran

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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