A workshop on the identification of
eastern Lasioglossum (Dialictus) taught by Dr. Jason Gibbs at
the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, March 23 – 25, 2012.
workshop is intended for participants with prior experience with this tricky
group of bees and will not cover the
basics. We will be using Dr. Gibbs’ new keys:
Gibbs, J. (2011) Revision of the metallic Lasioglossum (Dialictus) of eastern
North America (Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Halictini). Zootaxa, 3073, 1–216
Gibbs, J. (2010) Revision
of the metallic Lasioglossum (Dialictus) of Canada (Hymenoptera, Halictidae, Halictini). Zootaxa, 2591, 1–382.
Participants will provide their own
microscopes and lights (we may have a couple extra microscopes).
The course is limited to 16 participants
and will be filled on a first come/first serve basis.
See attached for additional details.
Please contact Joan Milam at the University
of Massachusetts (jmilam@...) if
you would like to attend.
Adjunct Research Fellow
Department of Environmental Conservation
University of Massachusetts
160 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9285