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Lasioglossum divergens (Lovell, 1905)
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Lasioglossum divergens FEM mm .x f
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Lasioglossum divergens FEM mm .x f

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Lasioglossum divergens MALE mm .x f
© Copyright Laurence Packer 2014 · 7
Lasioglossum divergens MALE mm .x f
Overview
Reprinted with permission from: Mitchell, T.B. 1960 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 141.


FEMALE—Length 5-6 mm.; black, pubescence whitish, extremely short, thin and inconspicuous; length and breadth of head sub- equal; clypeus slightly convex, projecting almost two-thirds below suborbital line; eyes slightly convergent below; cheeks subequal to eyes in width; lateral ocelli very slightly nearer margin of vertex than to eyes; face above antennae somewhat shining between the fine and quite close punctures, these becoming more coarse and sparse below and on supraclypeal nrea which is tessellate, clypeus more shining, deeply punctate, more finely so basally, the punctures becoming rather coarse and sparse apically; area between eyes and ocelli shining, punctures minute, well separated, vertex medially somewhat shining, the sculpture obscure, cheeks above shining, minutely and quite closely punctate, becoming striate below; scutum shining between the quite deep and distinct, well separated punctures over central area of disc, these becoming much more fine and close laterally; scutellum shining, sparsely and irregularly punctate on each side of a slightly more closely punctate median line; pleura shining, obscurely but rather finely and closely punctate; dorsal area of propodeum with short striae along basal margin, smooth and rounded apically, posterior face quite smooth, somewhat shining, the lateral carinae rather strongly divergent, incomplete; wings subhyaline, veins and stigma brownish; tegulae reddish-testaceous, anterior rim more yellowish-hyaline; legs dark except for the reddish apical tarsal segments; abdominal terga shining, very minutely punctate, punctures on the basal segment rather sparse and scattered, the following segments rather closely punctate basally but sparsely so apically, basal fasciae and discal pubescence hardly evident.

DISTRIBUTION—Nova Scotia to Minnesota, south to Georgia; May to October.

FLOWER RECORDS—Houstonia purpurea and Rubus. Reprinted with permission from: Mitchell, T.B. 1960 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 141.


FEMALE—Length 5-6 mm.; black, pubescence whitish, extremely short, thin and inconspicuous; length and breadth of head sub- equal; clypeus slightly convex, projecting almost two-thirds below suborbital line; eyes slightly convergent below; cheeks subequal to eyes in width; lateral ocelli very slightly nearer margin of vertex than to eyes; face above antennae somewhat shining between the fine and quite close punctures, these becoming more coarse and sparse below and on supraclypeal nrea which is tessellate, clypeus more shining, deeply punctate, more finely so basally, the punctures becoming rather coarse and sparse apically; area between eyes and ocelli shining, punctures minute, well separated, vertex medially somewhat shining, the sculpture obscure, cheeks above shining, minutely and quite closely punctate, becoming striate below; scutum shining between the quite deep and distinct, well separated punctures over central area of disc, these becoming much more fine and close laterally; scutellum shining, sparsely and irregularly punctate on each side of a slightly more closely punctate median line; pleura shining, obscurely but rather finely and closely punctate; dorsal area of propodeum with short striae along basal margin, smooth and rounded apically, posterior face quite smooth, somewhat shining, the lateral carinae rather strongly divergent, incomplete; wings subhyaline, veins and stigma brownish; tegulae reddish-testaceous, anterior rim more yellowish-hyaline; legs dark except for the reddish apical tarsal segments; abdominal terga shining, very minutely punctate, punctures on the basal segment rather sparse and scattered, the following segments rather closely punctate basally but sparsely so apically, basal fasciae and discal pubescence hardly evident.

DISTRIBUTION—Nova Scotia to Minnesota, south to Georgia; May to October.

FLOWER RECORDS—Houstonia purpurea and Rubus.


Identification
This species has a relatively long head, a very smooth and glossy mesepisturnum with multiple clearly visible pits, anterior edge of metanotum with a fringe of gray fuzz, 7mm

Names
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