Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information about the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Halictus confusus - Confusing metallic-Furrow bee

another really tiny wasp - not sure if same species as another I submitted moments ago - Halictus confusus bee - Halictus confusus Halictus - Halictus confusus - female Halictus confusus - Sweat Bee - Halictus confusus Halictus confusus - male Halictus ligatus? - Halictus confusus - female halictus like but with some differences - Halictus confusus Sweat bee on Pasque flower - Halictus confusus
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 (Furrow Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Seladonia)
Species confusus (Confusing metallic-Furrow bee)
Other Common Names
Southern Bronze Furrow Bee is in use in the United Kingdom but is remarkably parochial. This bee is abundant north to Canada and Siberia!
Explanation of Names
Author: Smith, 1853.
Size
7 mm
Identification
greenish
Range
Nova Scotia to North Dakota, South to Florida and Texas.
Season
March-October
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.
Internet References