A very similar bee to Lasioglossum calceatum (Scopoli) but not as frequent as that species. The males are most easily separated by the possession of a yellow labrum, that of the male Lasioglossum calceatum being usually black or blackish. The females are more difficult but in albipes the propodeum is less sculptured posterolaterally. They are also smaller and with a longer, less-rounded face.
Found throughout most of Britain, from the Isles of Scilly to Kent and north to parts of Scotland, but less commonly there. Also known from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. In Ireland, ranging north to Counties Donegal, Antrim and Down.
Abroad, a trans-Palaearctic species, ranging from the British Isles to Japan, and north to Sweden. The southern limit of its range in the west Palaearctic is in the mountains: Iberia, south to Serra de Estrela; Corsica; Italy, Monte Pollino; the high mountains of Greece south to Taygetos; north-east Turkey, but an isolated population in the south at Ankara Province (A W Ebmer, pers. comm.).