Taxonomy

Lasioglossum (Dialictus) smeathmanellum

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Data deficient - poorly recorded

Species Biology

Identification

  • Small solitary species (5-7mm)
  • Shiny bee that has a faint metallic green colour and brownish legs
  • Males are generally smaller and have a more elongate abdomen
  • Can be confused with L. leucopus or L. cupromicans

Habitat

Not common. Habitat associations unclear

Flight period

April-September

Nesting biology

Ground nesting

Flowers visited

Polylectic

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Atlanto-Mediterranean distribution, from the Azores to Western Germany, from Morocco to Ireland and southern England

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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