Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy and Action Plan for the Sable Island Sweat Bee (Lasioglossum sablense) in Canada

Sable Island Sweat Bee (Lasioglossum sablense) is a small (5–6 mm), dull-metallic sweat bee in the family Halictidae, which is globally endemic to Sable Island, Nova Scotia. The species was first described in 2010 (Gibbs 2010), assessed by COSEWIC as Threated in 2014 (COSEWIC 2014) and listed under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) in 2018. The rationale for an assessment as Threatened was its occurrence as one isolated population with a very small range and no possibility of rescue.

Consultation period: 2020-03-30 to 2020-05-29


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