Taxonomy

Lasioglossum (Evylaeus) nitidiusculum | Neat Mining Bee

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

VULNERABLE

Species Biology

Identification

  • Small sized solitary species (6-7mm)
  • Black with a shiny abdomen and orange-brown legs
  • Males are generally smaller and have a slightly more elongate abdomen
  • Can be confused with L. punctatissimum, L. villosulum, L. rufitarse, L. fratellum, L. lativentre

Habitat

Not common. Some recent association with dry heath.

Flight period

April-September

Nesting biology

Ground nesting

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Anthriscus, Daucus, Centaurea, Taraxacum, Leontodon, Hypochoeris, Brassica, Sinapis, Veronica

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

West-palaearctic distribution, from Ireland to the Urals, from Morocco to eastern Iran, northwards to central-Finland

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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