Lasioglossum (Sphecodogastra) oenotherae (Stevens 1920)

Gibbs, Jason, Ascher, John S., Rightmyer, Molly G. & Isaacs, Rufus, 2017, The bees of Michigan (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila), with notes on distribution, taxonomy, pollination, and natural history, Zootaxa 4352 (1), pp. 1-160 : 92

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4352.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:7C684128-FFA7-48AA-B395-B9C6BC39353A

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6003179

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/0392879B-732E-AB7C-43D5-FB1CFCE4F908

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Plazi

scientific name

Lasioglossum (Sphecodogastra) oenotherae (Stevens 1920)
status

 

Lasioglossum (Sphecodogastra) oenotherae (Stevens 1920) (lusorium group)

County records: Ingham, Kent, Livingston, Washtenaw.

Notes. The nesting biology of Ontario populations have been studied in detail ( Knerer & Mackay 1969). Records of this species are largely absent from the Midwest, although the species occurs widely from the Central Plains to Maritime Canada ( Gibbs et al. 2013; McGinley 2003). Multiple attempts by JG were made to capture female L. oenotherae in Ingham County from Oenothera spp. ( Onagraceae ) in the early and late hours of the day without success, but two males were obtained from other flowers during the middle of the day when females would not typically be active ( McGinley 2003).

Material examined. Ingham Co.: Lake Lansing , Haslett, N 42.749 W84.4, 20 Aug. 2013 (1 ♂ JBWM) GoogleMaps ; Harrison Park, East Lansing , N42.754 W84.486, 25 Aug. 2013 (1 ♂ JBWM) GoogleMaps ; Livingston Co.: E. S. George Reserve, 3 Jul. 19 (5/9)5, Oenothera fruticosa (as tetragona) ( UMMZ) . Kent Co.: Grand Rapids , 19 Jun. 2014, Oenothera biennis L. (♀ http://bugguide.net/node/view/940949).

JBWM

J.B. Wallis Museum of Entomology

UMMZ

University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Halictidae

Genus

Lasioglossum