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Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium

Halictid bee at Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area

Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium at Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area - 9 Nov 2016
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium at Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area - 9 Nov 2016
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Identification history

Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium 11 Nov 2016 michael.batley
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium 11 Nov 2016 michael.batley
Unidentified 9 Nov 2016 Wandiyali

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Wahlenbergia pollinator, Box Gum Grassy Woodland

4 comments

   11 Nov 2016
The species is common in the area and males like this are often found clustering together overnight.
Wandiyali wrote:
   11 Nov 2016
Interesting, thanks Michael, how can you tell it's a male?
   11 Nov 2016
The hind legs are more slender and less hairy than those of the female, see:
http://media.padil.gov.au/Species/138279/15986-large.jpg
http://media.padil.gov.au/Species/138279/15979-large.jpg
The definitive test is counting the number of antennal segments or getting a good look at the face. Only the male has a pale yellow patch on the lower edge of the head seen from the front.
Wandiyali wrote:
   11 Nov 2016
Great, thanks

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 9 Nov 2016 09:38 PM Recorded on
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