Taxonomy

Lasioglossum (Evylaeus) punctatissimum

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

 Least concern

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. nitidiusculum, L. villosulum, L. rufitarse, L. fratellum, L. lativentre

Habitat

More common in sandy localities but habitat associations unclear.

Flight period

April-September

Nesting biology

Ground nesting

Flowers visited

 Polylectic - Tanacetum, Achillea, Taraxacum, Hieracium, Vaccinium, Lotus, Trifolium, Allium, Ranunculus, Potentilla, Rubus, Veronica

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

West-palaearctic distribution, from Ireland to the Urals, from Morocco to eastern Iran, northwards to southern-Sweden

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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