No Common Name Halictus ligatus/poeyi Say, 1837 / Lepeletier, 1841  

Status:

These two species cannot be told apart even under a microscope. One of the crow bees of the North America. It occurs almost everywhere and remains common in urban and disturbed sites, where it is just fine with gathering pollen from alien weeds and flower beds. These bees occur throughout the year living in a semi-social state where daughters help mothers and more than one generation occurs within the year. Look in your garden and it will be there. Favors daisy-like composite flowers. (S. Droege, pers. comm.)

Description:

Nests are categorized as ground burrows, and social behavior is categorized as primitively eusocial or semisocial (Selfridge et al., 2017).

There are 63 records in the project database.

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A female Halictus ligatus/poeyi in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/3/2014). Determined by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A female Halictus ligatus/poeyi in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/2/2013). Determined by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A female Halictus poeyi or Halictus ligatus in northern Worcester Co., Maryland (8/19/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Halictus ligatus/poeyi in Howard Co., Maryland (7/11/2016). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A female Halictus ligatus/poeyi in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/18/2007). Determined by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Halictus ligatus/poeyi in Baltimore City, Maryland (5/18/2017). Verified by John Ascher/Bugguide. Photo by Pauline Horn. (MBP list)

A Halictus ligatus/poeyi in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/4/2014). Verified by John Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Max Wilson. (MBP list)

Halictus ligatus/poeyi in Kent Co., Maryland (9/24/2016). Determined by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

A male Halictus ligatus/poeyi in Centre Co., Pennsylvania (4/7/2017). Collected by Laura Russo. Image processed by Kelly Graninger. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Halictus ligatus/poeyi Centre Co., Pennsylvania (3/27/2017). Collected by Laura Russo. Image processed by Kelly Graninger. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)


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