Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Halictus rubicundus - Orange-legged Furrow Bee, 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
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 (Furrow Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Halictus sensu lato)
Species rubicundus (Orange-legged Furrow Bee, Halictus (Protohalictus) rubicundus)
Explanation of Names
Halictus rubicundus Christ, 1791
Similar to H. ligatus but with a narrower head.
Holarctic, ranging throughout Canada and the United States, south to Florida.
March to September.
Visits flowers from several families. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
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