Lasioglossum (Evylaeus) calceatum | Slender Mining Bee
- Medium sized solitary species (7-10mm)
- Females with pale hairs bands on the abdomen, and legs that are orange-brown
- Males are generally smaller, and can have red bands on the upper abdomen which is more elongate than in females
- Can be confused with L. albipes. In females the face is slightly elongate in L. albipes and roundish in L. calceatum.
- Males could be confused with Sphecodes species but have yellow/orange lower legs
Common and found in a range of habitats, including parks and gardens.
Polylectic - Heracleum, Eryngium, Bellis, Leucanthemum, Achillea, Tanacetum, Cirsium, Centaurea, Tussilago, Taraxacum, Leontodon, Picris, Hieracium, Brassica, Sinapis, Cardamine, Stellaria, Knautia, Erica, Geranium, Hypericum, Salix
Palaearctic distribution, from Ireland to Japan, in southern European mountains (up to 1800m in the Alps), northwards up to 68ºN
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021
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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.