Does anyone know this bee?
- Hi Everyone,I am currently working on identifying bees collected as part of a biodiversity study at the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site in southeast Colorado. I have gotten everything to genus and have been now working down to species. Recently, I have come across a bee that I am not too sure about the genus level identification (see attached pictures). Using The Bee Genera of North and Central America I have keyed it to Lasioglossum. However, the head is like no Lasioglossum I have ever seen. Ignoring the head shape, it appears to be L. (Dialictus). Has anyone seen a bee like this before? Could anyone tell me whether I am on the right track or way off base? If you need more information, or a different picture angle, please let me know.Thanks,Chanda HenneChanda S. Henne, M.S.Texas AgriLife Research2301 Experiment Station RoadBushland, TX 79012Phone: 806.354.5834Fax: 806.354.5829