Astafurova Yu.V., Proshchalykin M.Yu.

First record of Lasioglossum adabaschum (Blüthgen, 1931) (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) from Europe with description of hitherto unknown male

Number: 479, Pages: 1 - 6

Lasioglossum adabaschum (Blüthgen, 1931), a species hitherto known only from the holotype collected in Turkmenistan (Ashgabat), is reported from Europe (Russia: Kalmyk Republic and Astrakhan Province). The species is closely related to L. pallidum (Radoszkowski, 1888) known from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Russia. Lasioglossum adabaschum can be easily distinguished from L. pallidum by the mostly black body (versus almost entirely ochre- or whitish-yellow). The male of Lasioglossum adabaschum is here described for the first time. The known fauna of Europe numbers 2,131 species of bees.

Full text