Sicily (Italy) is an important hotspot diversity for bees and new species records are constantly reported for the island. Here, we rediscovered after 45 years without records, the occurrence in Eastern Sicily of Lasioglossum marginatum (Brulle 1832) confirmed by DNA barcoding. This is the only known species of eusocial sweat bees (Halictidae) with perennial colonies. Since a single female was collected in our large 2-years bee sampling, combined with its absence in previous collections, this species is suggested to be rare in Sicily.

Rediscovering the eusocial sweat bee Lasioglossum marginatum (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) in Sicily through DNA barcoding / B.R. Barletti, A. Asensio, C. Polidori, M. Quaranta, P. De la Rúa. - In: JOURNAL OF APICULTURAL RESEARCH. - ISSN 0021-8839. - (2021). [Epub ahead of print] [10.1080/00218839.2021.1896215]

Rediscovering the eusocial sweat bee Lasioglossum marginatum (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) in Sicily through DNA barcoding

C. Polidori;
2021

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Sicily (Italy) is an important hotspot diversity for bees and new species records are constantly reported for the island. Here, we rediscovered after 45 years without records, the occurrence in Eastern Sicily of Lasioglossum marginatum (Brulle 1832) confirmed by DNA barcoding. This is the only known species of eusocial sweat bees (Halictidae) with perennial colonies. Since a single female was collected in our large 2-years bee sampling, combined with its absence in previous collections, this species is suggested to be rare in Sicily.
Lasioglossum; DNA barcoding; bee conservation; Mediterranean islands; Italy;
Settore BIO/05 - Zoologia
10-mar-2021
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