Lasioglossum (Dialictus) eleutherense (Engel)

Gibbs, Jason, 2011, Revision of the metallic Lasioglossum (Dialictus) of eastern North America (Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Halictini), Zootaxa 3073, pp. 1-216: 87-88

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Lasioglossum (Dialictus) eleutherense (Engel)


Lasioglossum (Dialictus) eleutherense (Engel)  

Habralictellus eleutherensis Engel, 2001 a: 36. Ƥ 3.

Holotype. BAHAMAS, Eleuthera, Rainbow Bay, 1.vii. 1987 (D.B. & R.W. Wiley); [ FSCA].

Diagnosis. Both sexes of L. eleutherense   can be recognised by head and mesosoma bright iridescent green, metasoma reddish-orange with dark brown transverse bands, and vein 1 rs-m absent resulting in two submarginal cells. The male genital capsule lacks a retrorse lobe ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 in Engel 2001 a).

Range. Southern Florida, Bahamas, Cuba.

DNA Barcode. Unavailable.

Comments. Rare. Recently collected from Miami, Florida by John Pascarella. Lasioglossum eleutherense   is the only bright iridescent Dialictus   known to occur in the United States. Eight species of the bright iridescent group of Dialictus   (= Habralictellus) are known and six were described recently ( Engel 2001 a; Genaro 2001). For a complete description of L. (D.) eleutherense   see Engel (2001 a).


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