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Species Lasioglossum reticulatum - Reticulate Dialictus

Found in Longleaf Pine Savannah during the afternoon - Lasioglossum reticulatum - female Found in Longleaf Pine Savannah during the afternoon - Lasioglossum reticulatum - female Small blue metallic bee - Lasioglossum reticulatum - male Small blue metallic bee - Lasioglossum reticulatum - male Leaf cutter bee - Lasioglossum reticulatum Teal Bee - Lasioglossum reticulatum Teal Bee - Lasioglossum reticulatum
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Halictidae (Sweat Bees)
Subfamily Halictinae
Tribe Halictini
Genus Lasioglossum
No Taxon (Subgenus Dialictus, Metallic-Sweat Bees)
Species reticulatum (Reticulate Dialictus)
Explanation of Names
Author: Robertson, 1892.
Size
Female 8 mm. Male 7 mm.
Range
Illinois and Michigan to Maine, south to Florida.
Season
March to September, throughout the year in Florida.
Food
Recorded on Rhus, Bidens, Heterotheca, Verbascum. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Print References
Mitchell, T.B. 1960 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 141.
Gibbs, J. 2011. Revision of the metallic Lasioglossum (Dialictus) of eastern North America (Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Halictini.) Zootaxa.
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