Lasioglossum (Dialictus) vierecki (Crawford)

Gibbs, Jason, 2011, Revision of the metallic Lasioglossum (Dialictus) of eastern North America (Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Halictini), Zootaxa 3073, pp. 1-216 : 207

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

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scientific name

Lasioglossum (Dialictus) vierecki (Crawford)
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Lasioglossum (Dialictus) vierecki (Crawford)

Halictus vierecki Crawford, 1904: 97 . Ƥ.

Holotype. Ƥ USA, New Jersey, Clementon, 6.vi. 1830 [ ANSP: 10206]. Examined. [specimen missing head]

Taxonomy. Graenicher, 1910: Halictus vierecki 3, p. 158 (description); Viereck, 1916: Halictus (Chloralictus) vierecki , p. 707; Michener, 1951: Lasioglossum (Chloralictus) vierecki , p. 1118 (catalogue); Mitchell, 1960: Dialictus vierecki Ƥ 3, p. 429 (redescription); Krombein, 1967: Lasioglossum (Dialictus) vierecki , p. 466 (catalogue); Dialictus vierecki , p. 1973 (catalogue); Moure & Hurd, 1987: Dialictus vierecki , p. 139 (catalogue); Gibbs, 2010 b: Lasioglossum (Dialictus) vierecki Ƥ 3, p. 346 (redescription, key).

Diagnosis. Female L. vierecki can be recognised by the following diagnostic combination: metasoma pale, brownish yellow; head, mesosoma ( Fig. 29 View FIGURE 29 B), and metasomal terga largely obscured by dense, yellowish tomentum; apical half of clypeus brownish yellow; and legs extensively brownish yellow.

Male L. vierecki can be recognised by the following diagnostic combination: size small (2.9–4.9 mm), mesoscutal punctures dense (i<d), mesepisternal punctures distinct, metasomal terga reddish brown, and basal portions of T 2 –T 3 distinctly impressed.

Range. Manitoba and Ontario south to Texas and Florida. USA: FL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NE, NJ, NY, RI, SC, TX, WI. CANADA: MB, ON, PQ.

DNA Barcode. Available. Multiple sequences.

Comments. Common.

Lasioglossum vierecki evidently has a preference for nesting in sandy soils. This species is believed to be solitary ( Knerer 1969; Packer 1993).

ANSP

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

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) vierecki (Crawford)

Gibbs, Jason 2011
2011
Loc

Halictus vierecki

Crawford 1904: 97
1904