Lasioglossum calceatum

Lasioglossum calceatum (Scopoli, 1763)

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Overview

Biology

This bee's nest architecture is described by Sakagami and Michener (1962): Nest architecture is Type Va: Cells are oriented laterally to the main burrow, and clustered. This cluster is connected to the main burrow by a lateral burrow. The cluster is incompletely surrounded by a cavity created by burrowing around the cluster. Nests are known from both flat ground and banks. Nests, but not cells, are re-used by subsequent generations. Nest aggregation information: 1,000 in 10 square meters. This bee's social biology is described by Wcislo (1997): Is solitary at high altitudes in Japan, but eusocial at lower altitudes in Japan and elsewhere in Europe.

Taxonomy

  • Lasioglossum reinigi Ebmer, 1978 (synonym)

References

Sakagami, S. F., & Michener C. D. (1962).  Nest Architecture of the Sweat Bees. A. Comparative Study of Behavior.. 135. Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Press.
Wcislo, W. T. (1997).  Behavioral environments of sweat bees (Halictinae) in relation to variability. (ChoeJ C., CrespiB J., Ed.).The evolution of social behavior in insects and arachnids. 316-332. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.