Taxonomy

Lasioglossum (Lasioglossum) lativentre

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

 CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Species Biology

Identification

  • Medium sized solitary species (7-9mm)
  • 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. nitidiusculum

Habitat

Rare. Habitat associations unknown.

Flight period

April - September

Nesting biology

Ground nesting

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Tussilago, Taraxacum, Trifolium, Lotus, Plantago, Ranunculus

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

West palaearctic distribution, from Ireland and Spain to Bulgaria, northwards to 55ºN

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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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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