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Species Halictus tripartitus - Halictus (Seladonia) tripartitus

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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 tripartitus (Halictus (Seladonia) tripartitus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syns: Halictus meliloti; Halictus catalinensis
Explanation of Names
Halictus tripartitus Cockerell, 1895
See comments on
Its metallic green color distinguishes it from H. farinosus
Western and Central North America. Discover Life Map
Visits flowers from several families. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Life Cycle
Partly eusocial, with gynes and workers (Phenology and Social Organization of Halictus tripartitus).
See Also
"Halictus tripartitus is a small bee and readily confused with similarly colored Dialictus." (J. Neff. pers. comm. to MAQ, 2015)
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