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Little Bee ID Request - Halictus tectus - male

Little Bee ID Request - Halictus tectus - Male
Herring Run Park, Baltimore City County, Maryland, USA
July 14, 2009
Observed on Daucus carota.

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Little Bee ID Request - Halictus tectus - male Little Bee ID Request - Halictus tectus - male Little Bee ID Request - Halictus tectus - male

treated here:
http://www.atlashymenoptera.net/page.asp?id=97

as a ssp. of Vestitohalictus vestitus

Moved
Moved from Halictus.

Halictus (Seladonia) tectus Radoszkowski, 1875
male

Adventive from the Old World. New World occurrence not yet published.

 
Native
range is from Southern Europe to Mongolia which roughly coincides with Baltimore's latitude.

Despite any differences of topography and climate, Baltimore shares a similar latitude with the Spanish island of Ibiza, the Italian island of Sardinia, with a long stretch of Turkey, through Armenia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, then across a long stretch of China (near Beijing), across North Korea (not far from Pyongyang), and finally to the Japanese island of Honshu.

[See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/39th_parallel_north]

Halictus
male

 
Wow,
I was way off on this one!

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