No Common Name Lasioglossum coeruleum (Robertson, 1893)  

Status:

Associated with woodlands, feeding on the vernal flora of the woods and nearby fields. Nests in rotten wood.

Description:

There are no other Lasioglossum, at least in the eastern U.S., so extensively and uniformly blue. It is so blue that it is often mistaken for an Osmia. (S. Droege/USGS PWRC, pers. comm.)

Nests are categorized as rotten logs, and social behavior is categorized as primitively eusocial or semisocial (Selfridge et al., 2017).

There are 28 records in the project database.

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A female Lasioglossum coeruleum collected in Talbot Co., Maryland (1/6/2013). Photo by Brooke Alexander. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Lasioglossum coeruleum collected in Talbot Co., Maryland (1/6/2013). Photo by Brooke Alexander. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Lasioglossum coeruleum collected in Talbot Co., Maryland (1/6/2013). Photo by Brooke Alexander. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A Lasioglossum coeruleum in Connecticut (11/6/2018). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)


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