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Lasioglossum

Observed: 20th September 2010 By: oceanlis2000oceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebrates
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eucera's picture

Bee

This is certainly a bee. It is a male Lasioglossum, and could be one of several species.

Stuart
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Lasioglossum

Thanks Stuart, how can you tell the genus and sex from the photo, quite a large genus

Elis

eucera's picture

Lasioglossum

A lot is down to long experience!

Male Halictines tend to have long antennae and look rather long and skinny. No male bee has any pollen collecting hairs either.

The abdominal hair bands are on the forward part of each abdominal plate - a feature typical of Lasioglossum (cf Halictus when the hairs are on the rearward edge of the tergal plates).

Stuart
Chairman BWARS
www.bwars.com

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Lasioglossum

Thanks Stuart

Yes I can believe that it's down to long experience!

Elisabeth