Lasioglossum (Evylaeus) villosulum | Shaggy Mining Bee
- 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
Common and found in a range of habitats
Polylectic - Leucanthemum, Senecio, Centaurea, Taraxacum, Leontodon, Crepis, Hypochoeris, Hieracium, Convolvulus, Ranunculus, Verbascum
Palaearctic distribution, from the Azores to Mongolia, from the Canary Islands to Arabia, northwards to central Finland
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.