Taxonomy

Lasioglossum (Evylaeus) villosulum | Shaggy Mining Bee

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Least concern

Species Biology

Identification

  • Small sized solitary species (6-7mm)
  • 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. rufitarse, L. punctatissimum, L. fratellum, L. lativentre

Habitat

Common and found in a range of habitats

Flight period

March-September

Nesting biology

Ground nesting

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Leucanthemum, Senecio, Centaurea, Taraxacum, Leontodon, Crepis, Hypochoeris, Hieracium, Convolvulus, Ranunculus, Verbascum

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Palaearctic distribution, from the Azores to Mongolia, from the Canary Islands to Arabia, northwards to central Finland

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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