Lasioglossum (Dialictus) coeruleum (Robertson)

Gibbs, Jason, 2011, Revision of the metallic Lasioglossum (Dialictus) of eastern North America (Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Halictini), Zootaxa 3073, pp. 1-216: 70-71

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.1049595

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Lasioglossum (Dialictus) coeruleum (Robertson)
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Lasioglossum (Dialictus) coeruleum (Robertson)  

Halictus coeruleus Robertson, 1893: 146   . Ƥ 3.

Lectotype. Ƥ USA, Illinois, Macoupin Co., Carlinville, 10.iv. 1889 (C. Robertson); [ INHS: 8806] by W. E. LaBerge (in Webb 1980). Examined.

Taxonomy. Robertson, 1902 b: Chloralictus caeruleus   , p. 248 (key); Viereck, 1916: Halictus (Chloralictus) caeruleus   , p. 706; Michener, 1951: Lasioglossum (Chloralictus) coeruleum   , p. 1113. (catalogue); Mitchell, 1960: Dialictus coeruleus   Ƥ 3, p. 387 (redescription, key); Krombein, 1967: Lasioglossum (Dialictus) coeruleum   , p. 463 (catalogue); Hurd, 1979: Dialictus coeruleus   , p. 1965 (catalogue); Moure & Hurd, 1987: Dialictus coeruleus   , p. 95 (catalogue); Pesenko et al. 2000: Evylaeus coeruleus   , p. 6 (review); Gibbs, 2010 b: Lasioglossum (Dialictus) coeruleum   Ƥ 3, p. 97 (redescription, key).

Diagnosis. Both sexes of L. coeruleum   are easily recognisable by their large size (5.3–7.1 mm), body with deep metallic blue colouration (sometimes with green reflections), sparse metasomal pubescence, and mesepisternal punctures fine (sometimes obscure in females).

Range. Ontario south to Georgia, west to Kansas. USA: DE, GA, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, NY, TX, VA, WI, WV. CANADA: ON, PQ.

DNA Barcode. Available. Multiple sequences.

Comments. Common.

Lasioglossum coeruleum   is known to form primitively eusocial colonies in rotten logs ( Stockhammer 1967).

INHS

Illinois Natural History Survey

DNA

Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Halictidae

Genus

Lasioglossum

Loc

Lasioglossum (Dialictus) coeruleum (Robertson)

Gibbs, Jason 2011
2011
Loc

Halictus coeruleus

Robertson 1893: 146
1893