Lasioglossum (Dialictus) petrellum ( Cockerell, 1903 )

Gardner, Joel & Gibbs, Jason, 2020, The ‘ red-tailed’ Lasioglossum (Dialictus) (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) of the western Nearctic, European Journal of Taxonomy 725, pp. 1-242: 167-169

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2020.725.1167

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4337936

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scientific name

Lasioglossum (Dialictus) petrellum ( Cockerell, 1903 )
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Lasioglossum (Dialictus) petrellum ( Cockerell, 1903)  

Fig. 73 View Fig

Halictus petrellus Cockerell, 1903: 84   (holotype, ♀, deposited in USNM, examined).

Halictus coronadensis Cockerell, 1916: 56   (holotype, ♂, deposited in USNM, examined; synonymy by Timberlake in Michener 1951).

Halictus (Chloralictus) petrellus   – Sandhouse 1924: 3 (key).

Lasioglossum (Chloralictus) petrellum   – Michener 1951: 1116 (catalog).

Dialictus petrellus   – Hurd 1979: 1970 (catalog). — Moure & Hurd 1987: 121 (catalog).

Lasioglossum (Dialictus) petrellum   – Gibbs 2009: 376, figs 7a–b, 8a–b, 9a–d (key, redescription).

Diagnosis

Both sexes of Lasioglossum petrellum   can be recognized by the characters for the Lasioglossum petrellum   species complex (below), in addition to the characters given in the keys. They are most similar to L. droegei   . Females of L. droegei   have T2–4 with more extensive tomentum, and metasoma usually mostly red-orange. Males of L. droegei   have T1–3 apical areas with very strong microsculpture (similar to scutum) and indistinct punctures. In addition, the distributions of these two species are not known to overlap: L. petrellum   is known from the Sonoran Desert and west coast of California and Baja California, while L. droegei   is only known from the Chihuahuan Desert.

Etymology

Cockerell (1903) named this species after the type locality of San Pedro, California, after Latinizing the name Pedro to Petra and adding the adjectival diminutive suffix ‘- ellus ’.

Material examined

Holotype

UNITED STATES – California • ♀; San Pedro ; [33.74° N, 118.29° W]; Jul. 11 year unknown; Cockerell leg.; USNM 27771 View Materials . GoogleMaps  

Other material

MEXICO – Baja California • 1 ♂; Coronado Islands ; [32.4° N, 117.244° W]; Aug. 21 year unknown; T. and W. Cockerell leg.; USNM GoogleMaps   3 ♀♀; Los Frailles ; 18 Mar. 1953; P.H. Arnaud leg.; CAS   . – Baja California Sur • 1 ♂; Isle Carmen ; [26° N, 111.1° W]; 24 Jan. 1992; G.E. Hutchings leg.; GEH GoogleMaps   .

UNITED STATES – Arizona • 1 ♀; Yuma Co., Palm Canyon, Kofa Mountains ; [33.36° N, 114.1° W]; 8 Apr. 1963; W.A. Steffan leg.; EMEC GoogleMaps   1 ♀; Sabino Canyon ; [32.33° N, 110.8° W]; 9 Jul. 1952; R.H. and L.D. Beamer, W. LaBerge, A. Well, C. Liang and C. Weiner leg.; SEMC GoogleMaps   . – California • 1 ♀; San Bernardino Co., Caruthers Canyon ; [35.25° N, 115.3° W]; 1768 m a.s.l.; 11 Sep. 1994; T. Griswold leg.; ex Gutierrezia microcephala   ; BBSL GoogleMaps   1 ♂; San Bernardino Co., Cima Dome, Sec 12 T14N R13E; [35.31° N, 115.54° W]; 1539 m a.s.l.; 16 Jun. 1980; T. Griswold leg.; BBSL GoogleMaps   2 ♀♀; San Bernardino Co., Granite Mts , Sc17T8NR13E; [34.78° N, 115.64° W]; 1234 m a.s.l.; 22–25 May 1983; T L. Griswold leg.; ex Cylindropuntia echinocarpa   ; BBSL GoogleMaps   1 ♀; San Bernardino Co., Granite Mts , Sec 17 T8N R13E; [34.78° N, 115.64° W]; 1234 m a.s.l.; 9 Jun. 1980; T. Griswold leg.; BBSL GoogleMaps   1 ♀; San Bernardino Co., Sheep Corral ; 34.7348° N, 115.6815° W; 24 May 1995; T. Griswold leg.; ex Sphaeralcea ambigua   ; BBSL GoogleMaps   1 ♀; San Bernardino Co., Willow Wash , Sec24 T13N R10E; [35.2° N, 115.87° W]; 671 m a.s.l.; 6 Apr. 1983; T. and R. Griswold leg.; BBSL GoogleMaps   4 ♀♀; San Diego Co., La Jolla ; [32.83° N, 117.27° W]; 7 Jul. 1963; P.D. Hurd leg.; ex Mesembryanthemum crystallinum   ; EMEC GoogleMaps   1 ♀; Santa Barbara Co., Tunnel Rd ; [34.456° N, 119.71° W]; 10 May 1985; Pritchett leg.; CCBER GoogleMaps   4 ♀♀; Anza-Borrego, Lost Vlly. Rd.; 33.3746° N, 116.6141° W; 2 May 2015; Hung, Cen and Davids leg.; WRME GoogleMaps   1 ♀; San Diego ; [32.7° N, 117.1° W]; 17 May 2004; DB leg.; WRME GoogleMaps   1 ♀; Sunset Cove, Granites Res. Stn Mojave Desert ; 34.779° N, 115.6631° W; 13 Apr. 2017; J. Braun leg.; PCYU GoogleMaps   1 ♀; same location as for preceding; 25 Apr. 2018; J. Braun leg.; PCYU GoogleMaps   1 ♀; same location as for preceding; 28 Apr. 2018; J. Braun leg.; PCYU GoogleMaps   .

Description

See Gibbs (2009b) for a complete redescription and figures.

Range

Coasts and deserts of southern California and Baja California, east through southern Arizona ( Fig. 73 View Fig ).

Floral records

AIZOACEAE Martinov   : Mesembryanthemum   L. M. crystallinum   L. • AMARANTHACEAE Juss.   Atriplex   L. A. semibaccata R.Br.   (G09) • ASTERACEAE Giseke   : Encelia   : E. farinosa A.Gray ex Torr.   (G09) • Ericameria   : E. nauseosa (Pall. ex Pursh) G.L. Nesom & Baird   : E. n. var. nauseosa (Pall. ex Pursh) G.L. Nesom & Baird   (G09) • E. palmeri (A.Gray) H.M. Hall   (G09) • E. parishii (Greene) H.M. Hall   (G09) • Gutierrezia   : G. microcephala (DC.) A.Gray   Hypochaeris   : H. glabra   L. (G09) • Lepidospartum   : L. squamatum (A.Gray) A.Gray   (G09) • BORAGINACEAE Juss.   Phacelia Juss.   P. distans Benth.   (G09) • P. minor (Harv.) Thell. ex F. Zimm.   (G09) • CACTACEAE Juss.   Cylindropuntia (Engelm.) F.M. Knuth   : C. echinocarpa (Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow) F.M. Knuth   Ferocactus Britton & Rose   : F. cylindraceus (Engelm.) Orcutt   (G09) • CRASSULACEAE J. St.   -Hil. Dudleya Britton & Rose   (G09) • MALVACEAE Juss.   Sphaeralcea A. St.   -Hil. S. ambigua A.Gray   PLANTAGINACEAE Juss.   Penstemon Schmidel   (G09) • SCROPHULARIACEAE Juss.   Scrophularia   L. S. californica Cham. & Schltdl.   (G09) • SOLANACEAE Adans.   Datura   L. D. inoxia Mill.   (G09).

DNA barcodes

Three sequences available (BOLD process IDs: DLII1372-08, DLII1415-08, DLII1418-08; BIN: BOLD:AAF4030). Lasioglossum petrellum   differs from all other western red-tailed L. ( Dialictus   ) by 4 fixed substitutions: 4(T), 373(G), 402(G), and 432(C). It differs from L. droegei   , L. griswoldi   , and L. tuolumnense   by an additional 8 fixed substitutions: 78(T), 105(T), 132(C), 216(G), 334(G), 363(C), 456(C), and 624(T) (Supplementary file 4).

Remarks

Gibbs (2009b) recorded this species only from California and Baja California. Additional specimens are now known from Arizona.

USNM

USA, Washington D.C., National Museum of Natural History, [formerly, United States National Museum]

CAS

USA, California, San Francisco, California Academy of Sciences

GEH

GEH

SEMC

USA, Kansas, Lawrence, University of Kansas, Snow Entomological Museum

BBSL

BBSL

CCBER

CCBER

PCYU

PCYU

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

SEMC

University of Kansas - Biodiversity Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Halictidae

Genus

Lasioglossum

Loc

Lasioglossum (Dialictus) petrellum ( Cockerell, 1903 )

Gardner, Joel & Gibbs, Jason 2020
2020
Loc

Dialictus petrellus

Moure J. S. & Hurd P. D. 1987: 121
Hurd P. D. 1979: 1970
1979
Loc

Lasioglossum (Chloralictus) petrellum

Michener C. D. 1951: 1116
1951
Loc

Halictus (Chloralictus) petrellus

Sandhouse G. A. 1924: 3
1924
Loc

Halictus coronadensis

Cockerell T. D. A. 1916: 56
1916
Loc

Halictus petrellus

Cockerell T. D. A. 1903: 84
1903