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Species Halictus tripartitus

Bee - Halictus tripartitus - female bee on unknown flower - Halictus tripartitus - female Halictus tripartitus Cockerell - Halictus tripartitus - female Unknown Bee - Halictus tripartitus small bee, black and white abdomen - Halictus tripartitus Metallic Sweat Bee - Halictus tripartitus - female Small Bee with white hairy face. Might be a Bombus. - Halictus tripartitus Halictus tripartitus? - Halictus tripartitus
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 (Apoidea (clade Anthophila) - Bees)
Family Halictidae (Sweat, Furrow, Nomiine, and Short-faced Bees)
Subfamily Halictinae (Sweat and Furrow Bees)
Tribe Halictini
Genus Halictus (Furrow Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Seladonia)
Species tripartitus (Halictus tripartitus)
Other Common Names
Tripartite Sweat Bee
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Halictus meliloti Cockerell, 1895; Halictus catalinensis Cockerell, 1903; Halictus (Seladonia) tripartitus Cockerell, 1895; Seladonia (Pachyceble) tripartita (Cockerell, 1895); Halictus (Pachyceble) tripartitus Cockerell, 1895
Explanation of Names
Halictus (Seladonia) tripartitus Cockerell, 1895
See comments on
Its metallic green color distinguishes it from H. farinosus
CA: Southern British Coloumbia.
USA: Eastern Montana to Arkansas and all states west.
February to October
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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