Forewing length 4 mm. This is the commonest of the four Lasioglossum metallic species. It usually nests in south-facing slopes, including walls, often in large numbers. Females are active from late March to October, males from late June to October. Found in a range of open habitats, and one of the most frequent Lasioglossum to be seen in gardens. Often abundant and widespread over southern Britain, scarcer further north.
Family Halictidae (Sweat bees)
Lasioglossum morio (Fabricius, 1793)
Found on garage door, back garden, South Staffordshire. September 2021. © Peter Hillman.
Species identification confirmed and recorded by an expert from iRecord.