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RE: [beemonitoring] Lasioglossum (Dialictus) nests

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  • Cane, Jim
    Rob- Other Kansas folks published detailed studies of this bee: life histories, nesting and sociality, both Mich as well as Suzanne Batra. I found them listed
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 2, 2012

      Rob- Other Kansas folks published detailed studies of this bee: life histories, nesting and sociality, both Mich as well as Suzanne Batra.  I found them listed in JSTOR.  Here is one of them.

      The Bionomics of a Primitively Social Bee, Lasioglossum versatum (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)

      Charles D. Michener

      Page 193 of 193-217

      JKES 1966 39(2)

       

      Jim

       

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      James H. Cane

      USDA-ARS Bee Biology and Systematics Lab

      Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322 USA

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    • John Ascher
      Jim, Thanks for sending the citation, but please note that the work at Kansas pertains at least in part not to true L. versatum (=rohweri) but rather to a
      Message 2 of 4 , Jul 2, 2012
        Jim,

        Thanks for sending the citation, but please note that the work at Kansas pertains at least in part not to true L. versatum (=rohweri) but rather to a different bee species resembling versatum of authors (=callidum) and described recently by Jason Gibbs [see Gibbs, 2010, Zootaxa, Revision of Lasioglossum (Dialictus) of Canada, p. 346]. He later described the species as as L. trigeminum Gibbs, 2011 (Zootaxa, revision of eastern US species).

        The very confusing recent application of the name versatum to the very common species previously well known as rohweri and reinstatment of the obscure synonym callidum for versatum of authors was based on an unfortunate lectotype designation by LaBerge (published in Webb, 1980), i.e. one at odds with traditional usage. If LaBerge's lectotype designations in Webb (1980) are valid and must be followed, this may destabilize taxonomy of Nomada and perhaps other genera when these are revised.

        John




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        American Museum of Natural History
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        From: beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com [beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Cane, Jim [Jim.Cane@...]
        Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 5:33 PM
        To: Robert Jean; beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: RE: [beemonitoring] Lasioglossum (Dialictus) nests

        Rob- Other Kansas folks published detailed studies of this bee: life histories, nesting and sociality, both Mich as well as Suzanne Batra. I found them listed in JSTOR. Here is one of them.
        The Bionomics of a Primitively Social Bee, Lasioglossum versatum (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)
        Charles D. Michener
        Page 193 of 193-217
        JKES 1966 39(2)

        Jim

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        James H. Cane
        USDA-ARS Bee Biology and Systematics Lab
        Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322 USA
        tel: 435-797-3879 FAX: 435-797-0461
        email: Jim.Cane@...
        web page: www.ars.usda.gov/npa/beelab
        publications: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/piru/





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