Lasioglossum (Dialictus) busckiellum ( Cockerell, 1915 )

Gibbs, Jason, 2018, Bees of the genus Lasioglossum (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) from Greater Puerto Rico, West Indies, European Journal of Taxonomy 400, pp. 1-57 : 46-47

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2018.400

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5184991

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F00D28-AB20-FFA8-829F-FB18FEEAF816

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Lasioglossum (Dialictus) busckiellum ( Cockerell, 1915 )
status

 

Lasioglossum (Dialictus) busckiellum ( Cockerell, 1915)

Halictus (Chloralictus) busckiellus Cockerell, 1915: 9 (holotype, ♀, NMNH-23176, examined).

Halictus busckiellus – Wolcott 1948: 855 x (distribution, misidentification).

Dialictus busckiellus – Moure & Hurd 1987: 93 (catalogue). — Engel 2000: 89 (phylogeny, outgroup). — Moure 2007: 847 (catalogue).

Lasioglossum (Dialictus) busckiellus – Genaro 2007: 249 (distribution, gender disagreement; see ICZN (1999) article 31.2).

Lasioglossum (Dialictus) busckiellum – Genaro & Franz 2008: 6 View Cited Treatment (distribution, misidentification). — Engel 2011: 66 (taxonomy).

Material examined

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Independencia: 1 ♀, 1 ♂, Los Rios, Lago Enriquillo, 25 May 1986, R. Miller and L.A Stange leg. ( FSCA) . – La Altagracia: 1 ♂, Boca de Yuma, at Estuario , 18°22ʹ47ʺ N, 68°36ʹ17ʺ W, 1 Jun. 2008, s. coll. ( UPRM) ; 1 ♂, Nisibon , Malaise trap, 8–10 Jun. 1976, R.E. Woodruff and E.E. Grissell leg. ( FSCA) ; 2 ♀♀, Parque del Este, 2.9 km SW of Boca de Yuma , 18°21′51′′ N, 68°37′05′′ W, 11 m, semi humid dry forest, yellow pan, 28 May 2004, J. Rawlins et al. leg. ( CMNH) GoogleMaps ; 2 ♀♀, Parque del Este, Caseta, Guaraguao, 4.4 km SE of Bayahibe , 18°19′59′′ N, 68°48′42′′ W, 3 m, semi-humid forest, nr. sea, limestone, yellow pan, 26–27 May 2004, C. Young et al. leg. ( CMNH) GoogleMaps . – La Romana: 1 ♂, Higueral , ex Parthenium , 6 Jun. 1976, E.E. Grissell leg. ( FSCA) ; 36 ♀♀, 54 ♂♂, La Romana Centr., 15 Jul. 1917, H. Morrison leg. ( NMNH) . – Monte Cristi: 2 ♀♀, 2 ♂♂, Paroli , beach, 2 Jun. 1986, R. Miller and L.A. Stange leg. ( FSCA) . – Nacional: 3 ♀♀, Santo Domingo (as Cuidad Trujillo ), Nov. 1950, N.L.H. Krauss leg. ( NMNH) . – Pedernales: 1 ♂, Cabo Rojo, Alcoa Rd. , km 21, 24 Jul. 1985, G.C. Eickwort leg. ( CUIC) ; 1 ♂, Cabo Rojo, Alcoa Rd. , km 25, 26 Jul. 1985, G.C. Eickwort leg. ( CUIC) ; 4 ♀♀, Cabo Rojo, Alcoa Rd. , km 33–38, 25 Jul. 1985, G.C. Eickwort leg. ( CUIC) ; 2 ♂♂, Cabo Rojo headquarters, 24 Jul. 1985, G.C. Eickwort leg. ( CUIC) ; 1 ♂, same collection data as preceding, 26 Jul. 1985 (CUIC); 2 ♀♀, Cabo Rojo, 21 km N, 20 Jun. 1976, E. E. Grissell and E. Marcano leg. ( FSCA) ; 3 ♀♀, Sierra de Baoruco, Aceitillar , 25.2 km ENE of Pedernales, 18°0 5′29′′ N, 71°31′16′′ W, 1272 m a.s.l., dense broadleaf forest, pine, yellow pan, 14 Jun. 2003, C. Young et al. leg. ( CMNH) GoogleMaps . – Pedro Sanchez : 2 ♂♂, [no locality], tobacco field, 11 Jun. 1976, E.E. Grissell leg. ( FSCA) . – Puerto Plata: 1 ♀, Playa Cofresi , 30 Dec. 1984, L.A. Stange leg. ( FSCA) ; 1 ♂, Playa Sosúa , 27 Dec. 1984, L.A. Stange leg. ( FSCA) ; 1 ♀, Punta Rusa , 4 Jun. 1986, R. Miller and L. Stange leg. ( FSCA) ; 5 ♀♀, 5 ♂♂, Sosúa , 19 Jul. 1986, G.C. Eickwort leg. ( CUIC) ; 1 ♀, 3 ♂♂, same collection data as preceding, 20 Jul. 1986 (CUIC); 1 ♀, same collection data as preceding, 21 Jul. 1986 (CUIC); 3 ♀♀, 5 ♂♂, same collection data as preceding, 23 Jul. 1986 (CUIC). San Cristobal: 2 ♀♀, Malaise trap, 16 Jun. 1986, C. Nunez leg. ( FSCA) ; 4 ♀♀, same collection data as preceding, 19 Jun. 1986 (FSCA ).

HAITI: Artibonite: 1 ♀, St. Marc , 25 Oct. 1923, s. coll. ( AMNH) . – Ouest: 1 ♀, Damiens, Aug. 1977, A. Pauly leg. ( CUIC) ; 1 ♀, Léogâne, 10 Aug. 1977, A. Pauly leg. (SEMC). Sud: 4 ♀♀, 1 ♂, Ville Formon, 31 km NW of Les Cayes, S slope f Morne Formon, Massif de La Hotte, 18°20′ N, 74°0 1′ W, 1405 m a.s.l., disturbed forest and fields, 7–8 Sep. 1995, Davidson et al. leg. ( CMNH) GoogleMaps .

Distribution

Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti).

Biology

Lasioglossum busckiellum has been recorded from flowers of Parthenium L. ( Asteraceae ).

Remarks

Lasioglossum busckiellum was described from the Island of St. Domingo, now Hispaniola, probably from the Dominican Republic. This species belongs to the Lasioglossum parvum species group, which includes bees also referred to as the L. tegulare species group ( Ellis 1914a; Gibbs 2009a). Wolcott (1948) recorded L. busckiellum from Puerto Rico based on specimens identified by Krombein and Sandhouse. Both L. busckiellum and L. parvum have distinctive punctation in the apical impressed areas of the metasomal T2–T3, which are absent in all L. parvum group specimens examined from Puerto Rico, including one identified as L. busckiellum by Krombein. Lasioglossum busckiellum has darker tegula than does L. parvum . Some specimens of L. enatum sp. nov. seem to have dark tegula suggestive of L. busckiellum .

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

UPRM

University of Puerto Rico at Mayagueez, Rhizobium Culture Collection

CMNH

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

CUIC

Cornell University Insect Collection

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Halictidae

Genus

Lasioglossum

Loc

Lasioglossum (Dialictus) busckiellum ( Cockerell, 1915 )

Gibbs, Jason 2018
2018
Loc

Lasioglossum (Dialictus) busckiellum

Engel 2011: 66
Genaro 2008: 6
2008
Loc

Lasioglossum (Dialictus) busckiellus

Genaro 2007: 249
2007
Loc

Dialictus busckiellus

Moure 2007: 847
Moure 1987: 93
1987
Loc

Halictus busckiellus

Wolcott 1948: 855
1948
Loc

Halictus (Chloralictus) busckiellus

Cockerell 1915: 9
1915