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Lasioglossum floridanum (Robertson, 1892)
Halictus floridanus Robertson, 1892; Lasioglossum (Chloralictus) floridanum floridanum (Robertson, 1892); Dialictus pilosus floridanus (Robertson, 1892); Dialictus intrepidus Mitchell, 1960; Lasioglossum (Dialictus) intrepidum (Mitchell, 1960)

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Subgenus: Dialictus

Lasioglossum floridanum, Mid-Atlantic Phenology
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Lasioglossum floridanum, F, back, Georgia, Camden County ---.. ZS PMax
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Lasioglossum floridanum, F, face, Georgia, Camden County ---.. ZS PMax
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Lasioglossum floridanum, F, side, Georgia, Camden County ---.. ZS PMax
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Lasioglossum floridanum, F, side, Georgia, Camden County ---.. ZS PMax
Lasioglossum floridanum, F, back, Georgia, Camden County ---.. ZS PMax
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Lasioglossum floridanum, F, back, Georgia, Camden County ---.. ZS PMax

Lasioglossum floridanum, F, face, Georgia, Camden County ---.. ZS PMax
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Lasioglossum floridanum, F, face, Georgia, Camden County ---.. ZS PMax
Lasioglossum floridanum, F, side, Georgia, Camden County ---.. ZS PMax
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Lasioglossum floridanum, F, side, Georgia, Camden County ---.. ZS PMax

Lasioglossum floridanum, Barcode of Life Data Systems
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Extracted from Jason Gibbs. 2011. Revision of the metallic Lasioglossum (Dialictus) of eastern North America (Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Halictini.) Zootaxa.

Lasioglossum (Dialictus) floridanum (Robertson)

Halictus floridanus Robertson, 1892: 269. ♀.

Lectotype. ♀ USA, Florida, Inverness, 7.iii.1891 (C. Robertson); [INHS: 10232] by W. E. LaBerge (in Webb 1980). Examined.

Dialictus intrepidus Mitchell, 1960: 437. ♂.

Holotype. ♂. USA, Georgia, Stone Mountain, 7.vi.1917; [CUIC: 4891]. Examined.

Taxonomy. Michener, 1951: Lasioglossum (Chloralictus) floridanum floridanum, p. 1113 (catalogue); Mitchell, 1960: Dialictus pilosus floridanus, p. 414 (key, tax. char.); Krombein, 1967: Lasioglossum (Dialictus) pilosum floridanum, p. 465 (catalogue); Moure and Hurd, 1987: Dialictus pilosus floridanus, p. 123 (catalogue); Gibbs, 2010b: Lasioglossum (Dialictus) floridanum, p. 258 (tax. notes, synonymy).

Diagnosis. Female L. floridanum can be recognised by the following diagnostic combination: head elongate (length/ width ratio = 1.08–1.10) (Fig. 103B); clypeus with apicolateral margins subparallel (Fig. 103B); mesoscutal punctures dense (i Male L. floridanum can be recognised by the head elongate (length/width ratio = 1.17) (Fig. 105B); eyes strongly convergent below (UOD/LOD ratio = 1.54); clypeus with distal margin brown, sometimes yellow; mesoscutal punctures dense (Fig. 106); metapostnotal rugae weak; and metasomal terga metallic, punctation dense and distinct. They are most similar to L. pilosum and L. succinipenne, both of which have clypeus with yellow distal band and metapostnotal rugae.

Redescription. FEMALE. Length 4.70–6.66 mm; head length 1.73–1.92 mm; head width 1.60–1.75 mm; forewing length 3.93–4.36 mm.

Colouration. Head and mesosoma pale green to golden green. Clypeus with apical half blackish brown. Supraclypeal area bronze. Antenna dark brown, flagellum with ventral surface reddish brown at apex. Tegula amber. Wing venation and pterostigma pale amber. Legs brown, except protibial base and medio- and distitarsi reddish brown. Metasomal terga golden green, sterna brown, apical margins pale, translucent yellow.

Pubescence. Dull white to yellowish. Dense. Head and mesosoma with moderately dense woolly hairs (1–1.5 OD), longest on genal beard, metanotum, and mesopleuron (2–2.5 OD). Paraocular area and gena with subappressed tomentum sometimes partially obscuring surface. Mesoscutum with dense hairs. Propodeum with moderately dense plumose hairs on lateral and posterior surfaces (2–2.5 OD). Metasomal terga with dense, fine hairs. T1 acarinarial fan complete and dense. T1 apicolateral portion with tomentum. T2 basal and lateral portions, T3 basal, lateral and apicolateral portions, T4–T5 with dense tomentum obscuring surface. T2–T4 apical margins with moderately dense fringes.

Surface sculpture. Face imbricate, punctation fine. Clypeus polished, imbricate, punctation (i=1–2d). Supraclypeal area with punctation moderately dense (i=1–1.5d). Lower paraocular and antennocular areas with punctation dense (i≤d). Upper paraocular area and frons punctate-reticulate. Ocellocular area minutely punctate-reticulate. Gena and postgena lineolate. Mesoscutum tessellate-imbricate, punctation dense on medial portion of disc (i Structure. Head elongate (length/width ratio = 1.08–1.10). Eyes convergent below (UOD/LOD ratio = 1.20–1.26). Clypeus ˝ below suborbital tangent, apicolateral margins weakly convergent. Antennal sockets close (IAD/OAD < 0.5). Frontal line carinate, ending 2OD below median ocellus. Gena narrower than eye. Inner metatibial spur pectinate with 4 branches. Metapostnotum truncate (MMR ratio = 1.28–1.38), posterior margin weakly angled onto posterior surface. Propodeum with oblique carina fine, lateral carina weak, not reaching dorsal margin.

MALE. Similar to female except for the usual secondary sexual characters and as follows. Length 5.51 mm; head length 1.78 mm; head width 1.51 mm; forewing length 4.05 mm.

Colouration. Labrum brownish yellow. Mandible brownish yellow. Clypeus distal margin yellowish brown (rarely brown). Flagellum with ventral surface ferruginous. Legs brown, except tibial bases and apices and tarsi brownish yellow.

Pubescence. Moderately dense. Face below eye emargination with tomentum obscuring paraocular area, partially obscuring clypeus and supraclypeal area. T1 acarinarial area with sparse fan of appressed hairs. T2–T3 basolaterally and T4 basally with sparse tomentum. S2–S3 entirely and S4 laterally with posteriorly directed hair patches (1–1.5 OD).

Surface sculpture. Clypeal punctation moderately dense (i=1–2d). Propodeum with dorsolateral slope and lateral and posterior surfaces rugulose. Metasomal terga punctation deep, distinct.

Structure. Head very elongate (length/width ratio = 1.17). Eyes strongly convergent below (UOD/LOD ratio = 1.54). Clypeus 2/3 below suborbital tangent, apicolateral margins subparallel. Antennal sockets distant (IAD/OAD = 1.0). Frontal line carinate, ending 2OD below median ocellus. Pedicel shorter than F1. F2 length 1.5X F1. F2–F10 moderately elongate (length/width ratio = 1.33–1.50). Metapostnotum truncate (MMR ratio = 1.45), posterior margin weakly angled onto posterior surface.

Terminalia. S7 with median lobe clavate, apex rounded (Fig. 107). S8 with apicomedial margin weakly convex (Fig. 107). Genital capsule as in Fig. 107. Gonobase with ventral arms narrowly separated. Volsella roughly ovoid. Gonostylus small, dorsal setae elongate. Retrorse lobe elongate, strongly attenuated apically.

Range. Wisconsin south to Florida, west to Texas (Fig. 102). USA: FL, GA, IN, MD, NC, OK, SC, TX, WI.

Additional specimens examined. USA: FLORIDA: 1♀ Union Co., 3.i.1930 (R.B. Howard); [CUIC]; 15♀♀ paratypes, Inverness, (C. Robertson); [INHS]; 1♀ Inverness, (C. Robertson); [UCMC]; GEORGIA: 3♀♀ 1♂ Pavo, N30.941 W083.708, 2.vi.2005 (A. Zayed); [PCYU]; INDIANA: 1♀ Porter Co., Indiana Dunes N.L., Ogden Dunes, N41°37′0′′ W87°11′51′′, 22.vi.2004 (R. Grundel); 1♀ Porter Co., Indiana Dunes N.L., Ogden Dunes, N41°37′0′′ W87°11′51′′, 23.vii.2003 (R. Grundel); 2♀♀ Jasper Co., Tefft Savanna, N41°9′25′′ W86°58′41′′, 28.iv.2004 (R. Grundel); 2♀♀ Jasper Co., Tefft Savanna, N41°9′25′′ W86°58′41′′, 14.vii.2003 (R. Grundel); [IDNL]; 1♀ Jasper Co., Nipsco, 17.vii.2001 (R.P. Jean); 1♀ Newton Co., Conrad, 4.vi.2003 (R.P. Jean); 1♀ Starke Co., Ober, 29.vi.2001 (R.P. Jean); [PCYU]; MARYLAND: 1♀ Worcester Co., Pocomoke River S.F., sand dune, N38.23882 W075.58212, 18–20.ix.2009 (J. & F. Frye); [CUIC]; NORTH CAROLINA: 18♀♀ Hoke Co., Fort Bragg Mil. Res., 10–13.vi.1998 (B.N. Danforth); [CUIC]; 1♀1♂ Spout Spring, 25.x.1952 (T.B. Mitchell); [CUIC]; 3♀♀ S. of Lillington, 29.iii.1945; [NCSU]; SOUTH CAROLINA: 1♀ Aiken, 13.vi.1957 (J.R. Vockeroth); 1♀ Hilton Head Is., 11–23.vii.1965 (H.F. Howden); [CNC]; 1♀ Chesterfield Co., N34.5836 W080.24529, 18.v.2006 (S.W. Droege); 3♀♀ Chesterfield Co., N34.5305 W080.2223, 6–8.ix.2006 (S.W. Droege); [PCYU]; TEXAS: 1♀1♂ Bastrop Co., Bastrop S.P., 3.viii.1988 (J.L. Neff); [CTMI]; 1♀ Donley Co., Lake McClellan, 28.vii.1972 (G.C. Eickwort); 1♀ Nacogdoches Co., N31.5011 W094.7839, 16–30.vi.2010 (C. Adams); [CUIC]; WISCONSIN: 1♀ Monroe Co., N44.1465 W090.6948, 15–19.vii.2010 (H. Gaines).

Floral records. ASTERACEAE: Chrysopsis, Cirsium, Coreopsis palmata, “Haplopappus”, Pyrrhopappus, Silphium; ERICACEAE: Vaccinium; EUPHORBIACEAE: Euphorbia corollata; FABACEAE: Amorpha, Baptisia, Galactia; ROSACEAE: Photinia, Crataegus, Rubus; SCROPHULARIAE: Aureolaria pedicularia; UNCERTAIN: “Gerardia”.

DNA Barcode. Available. Multiple sequences.

Comments. Uncommon.

Mitchell (1960) and others have considered L. floridanum to be a subspecies of L. pilosum. The degree of morphological differentiation between L. floridanum and L. pilosum is similar to that between other species of L. (Dialictus) and DNA barcodes distinguish the two species. As such, full species-level status has been given to L. floridanum (see Gibbs 2010b).


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