Identification: As with other Lasioglossum, field identification is challenging, though this species is part of a relatively distinctive group that have abundant, short hairs on the abdomen and a faint gold color.
Known or Suspected Parasites: Atlantic Cuckoo Sweat Bee (Sphecodes atlantis)
Similar Species: Recently split from White-haired Golden Sweat Bee (Lasioglossum leucocomum), the two species are very similar and difficult to distinguish, even with a microscope. On iNaturalist, most are identified as Hairy Sweat Bee Species Group (Complex Lasioglossum pilosum).
Global Status: Secure (G5)
Vermont Status: Not Ranked
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Living Atlas Species Page
Distribution: To see the global distribution, check out the iNaturalist account, and toggle the GBIF layer on the map.