Halictus (Halictus) rubicundus

Pre 2017

2017 - 2020


Conservation status

 Least concern

Species Biology


  • 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


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

Flight period


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


World distribution(GBIF)

Holartic distribution, up to 68ºN

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2023

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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).

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