Lasioglossum smeathmanellum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera Halictidae

Scientific Name: Lasioglossum smeathmanellum (Kirby, 1802)
Taxonomic Notes: The findings from Ireland need to be checked because the species may have been misidentified as L.cupromicans, as in the northern parts of the United Kingdom.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2014-06-01
Assessor(s): Pauly, A. & Michez, D.
Reviewer(s): Roberts, S. & García, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Kemp, J.R.

European regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)
EU 27 regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)

Listed as Least Concern as the species is often common within its area of distribution and there are no known major threats to the species. However, research should be conducted to determine the ecology of the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:An Atlantic species, on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, Portugal, Spain and France (Brittany), Ireland and southern England. It also occurs in the Azores (Ebmer 1988) and rarely in the Czech Republic. The extent of occurrence (EOO) is 4,887,038 km² and the area of occupancy (AOO) is 680 km².
Countries occurrence:
Andorra; Czech Republic; France (France (mainland)); Guernsey; Ireland; Jersey; Portugal (Azores, Portugal (mainland)); Spain (Spain (mainland)); United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:680
Range Map:19199944-1

Population [top]

Population:A common species of southern England and Brittany, France. There is no further information available for the population size and trend for this species.

Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in a variety of habitats including temperate grasslands, rocky habitats and crevices in old walls. This species nests gregariously in the soil and in fissures in soft, crumbling mortar joints. The species is presumed to be solitary, but this needs to be verified. The pollen sources are not recorded, but it is considered to be polylectic, in that it prefers to forage upon a wide range of flowering plants species. It visits numerous plant species, including Geranium sanguineum (Geraniaceae); Rubus, Potentilla (Rosaceae); Smyrnium olusatrum, Crithmum, Angelica, Oenanthe (Apiaceae); Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae); Veronica chamaedrys (Scrophulariaceae); Senecio, Pulicaria dysenterica, Solidago, Bellis perennis, Achillea, Matricaria, Sonchus and Taraxacum (Asteraceae) (G. Else pers. comm. 1997). It is a univoltine species, in that it has one generation per year. The females are active from late March or early April to late September, while the males from the beginning of July to early September.


Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

The species is not traded or exploited commercially.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

There are no known major threats to the species. 

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed in the National Red Lists or Red Data Books of the Ireland as Data Deficient (Fitzpatrick et al. 2006) and Czech Republic as Endangered (Farkac et al. 2005). It occurs within protected areas. 

Citation: Pauly, A. & Michez, D. 2015. Lasioglossum smeathmanellum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T19199944A43363448. . Downloaded on 14 August 2018.
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