Check List 16(4): 963-967, doi: 10.15560/16.4.963
Discovery of Lasioglossum albescens (Smith, 1853) (Hymenoptera, Halictidae) from the Kinmen Islands, Taiwan
expand article infoRyuki Murao, Wen-Chi Yeh§, Sheng-Shan Lu§, I-Hsing Sung|
‡ Regional Environmental Planning Co., Ltd., Fukuoka, Japan§ Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, Taipei, Taiwan| National Chiayi University, Chiayi, Taiwan
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Lasioglossum albescens (Smith, 1853) is recorded from Taiwan for the first time. The specimens were collected in the Kinmen Islands, several kilometers east of Xiamen, in Fujian, China. This species is distinguished from the other Taiwanese Lasioglossum (Ctenonomia) species by a combination of male clypeus black, mesoscutum with relatively sparse punctures between parapsidal and median lines in both sexes, and first metasomal tergum without distinct punctures and with distinct tessellation over entire surface in both sexes.
Distribution, eastern Asia, new record, Oriental Region