Taxonomy

Lasioglossum (Evylaeus) rufitarse

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

VULNERABLE

Species Biology

Identification

  • Small-medium sized solitary species (7-8mm)
  • Black with a shiny abdomen and brownish legs
  • Males are generally smaller and have a slightly more elongate abdomen
  • Can be confused with L. nitidiusculum, L. villosulum, L. punctatissimum, L. fratellum, L. lativentre

Habitat

Rare. Habitat associations unclear

Flight period

May-August

Nesting biology

Ground nesting

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Hieracium, Vaccinium, Ranunculus, Rubus

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Holartic distribution; in the Palaearctic from Ireland to Siberia, south to the Pyrenees, north to northern-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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