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Species Halictus rubicundus - Halictus (Protohalictus) rubicundus

Halictus rubicundus - female Halictus rubicundus - female Bee - Halictus - Halictus rubicundus - female Male Halictid? - Halictus rubicundus - male 6012550 bee - Halictus rubicundus - male Bee - Halictus rubicundus - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Halictidae (Sweat Bees)
Subfamily Halictinae
Tribe Halictini
Genus Halictus
No Taxon (Subgenus Halictus sensu lato)
Species rubicundus (Halictus (Protohalictus) rubicundus)
Explanation of Names
Halictus rubicundus Christ, 1791
Size
10-11mm
Identification
Similar to H. ligatus but with a narrower head.
Range
Holarctic, ranging throughout Canada and the United States, south to Florida.
Season
March to September.
Food
Visits flowers from several families. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Remarks
One single female constructs a nest in the ground with 5-7 cells. In certain cases there may be workers or reproductives or a combination of both depending on climatic conditions.
Print References
Soucy (2002) --Nesting biology/behavior