Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Known to be a species complex, likely to be split further in the future, even after the removal of H. poeyi. The most distinctive "cryptic" forms are Mexican.
Explanation of Names
Halictus ligatus Say 1837
Well-defined basal hair bands, relatively broad apical hair bands; apparently robust head of female with a genal tooth; male antennae pale below tegula
Best separated from H. poeyi based on range, or DNA sequence data in areas of sympatry.
across NA from southern Canada to the Gulf of Mexico (map
Records from Florida and elsewhere on the southeastern coastal plain pertain to H. poeyi, a cryptic sister species of H. ligatus
Most of the year. Most published records from mid-winter are of H. poeyi from Florida, now regarded as a distinct species
Visits flowers of a wide variety of plants [list(1)