Taxonomy

Halictus (Halictus) rubicundus

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

 Least concern

Species Biology

Identification

  • Medium sized solitary species (9-12mm)
  • Females are distinctive. They have ginger hairs on thorax, obvious white hair bands on the abdomen and orange hind legs
  • Males are less distinctive. They are smaller and have hairier faces and a more elongate abdomen
  • Very common

Habitat

Common and found in a wide range of habitats, including parks and gardens.

Flight period

March-September

Nesting biology

Ground nesting. Often nests in large aggregations.

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Senecio, Leucanthemum, Tanacetum, Cirsium, Centaurea, Taraxacum, Hieracium, Leontodon, Sonchus, Hypochoeris, Brassica, Sinapis, Jasione, Succisa, Melilotus, Trifolium, Geranium, Ranunculus, Rubus, Potentilla, Malus, Pyrus, Salix

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Holartic distribution, up to 68ºN

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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References

Publications

Conservation status: FitzPatrick Ú., Murray T.E., Byrne A., Paxton R.J., Brown M.J.F. (2006) Regional Red List of Irish Bees, Publ. Rep. to National Parks and Wildlife Service (Ireland) and Environment and Heritage Service (N. Ireland). http://www.npws.ie/publications/red-lists

Flowers visited & World distribution: Westrich, P. (1989) Die Wildbienen Baden-Württembergs. Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart, Germany.

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