Halictus ligatus Say, 1837
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Halictus armaticeps Cresson, 1872; Halictus texanus Cresson, 1872; Halictus ornatipes Cresson, 1872; Halictus townsendi Cockerell, 1896; Odontalictus ligatus (Say, 1837)
Life   Insecta   Hymenoptera   Apoidea   Halictidae   Halictus
Subgenus: Odontalictus

Halictus ligatus, female abdoment
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Halictus ligatus, female abdoment

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Halictus ligatus, female oblique side shot
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Halictus ligatus, female oblique side shot
Halictus ligatus, propodeum dorsal
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Halictus ligatus, propodeum dorsal

Halictus ligatus, female ocelli
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Halictus ligatus, female ocelli
Halictus ligatus, female, pygidial area
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Halictus ligatus, female, pygidial area

Halictus ligatus, propodeum scutellum2
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Halictus ligatus, propodeum scutellum2
Halictus ligatus, female, scutum
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Halictus ligatus, female, scutum

Halictus ligatus, female, tegula
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Halictus ligatus, female, tegula
Halictus ligatus, male, ventral antennae
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Halictus ligatus, male, ventral antennae

Halictus ligatus, male, pygidial plate
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Halictus ligatus, male, pygidial plate
Halictus ligatus, male, propodeum
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Halictus ligatus, male, propodeum

Halictus ligatus
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Halictus ligatus
Halictus ligatus
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Halictus ligatus

Halictus ligatus FEM mm .x f
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Halictus ligatus MALE CFP f
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Halictus ligatus MALE CFP f

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Halictus ligatus, female, side mv
Overview
FEMALE—Length 8-10 mm.; entirely black; pubescence yellowish-white above, becoming more whitish below; head much broader than long; eyes parallel; cheeks much broader than eyes, terminating below with a prominent tubercle or angle; distance betwei1ral ocelli about half that between ocelli and eyes, this space subequal to that between ocelli and margin of vertex; punctures fine but deep and distinct, close on upper portion of face and dorsum of thorax, becoming quite sparse on lower portion of face and clypeus, more indistinct on cheeks below, pleura more striate than punctate; dorsal area of propodeum not sharply defined, very finely striate laterally, becoming more rugose medially; wings subhyaline, veins and stigma yellowish; tegulae more coppery; hind basitibial plate pointed apically; abdominal terga minutely and closely punctate, with entire, whitish, apical fasciae, these very narrow and inconspicuous on 1st and 2nd. terga.

MALE—Length 7-9 mm.; black, with mandibles, labrum and apical half clypeus yellow, flagellum testaceous beneath, tegulae yellowish; length of head equal to its breadth; clypeus projecting only slightly below suborbital line; eyes very slightly convergent below; cheeks subequal to eyes in width; lateral ocelli slightly nearer margin of vertex than to eyes; basal segment of flagellum nearly equalling segment 2 in length; punctures deep and distinct but fine and close on head and dorsum of thorax, pleura more rugoso-striate; dorsal area of propodeum rather poorly defined, finely striate laterally, becoming very finely rugose medially; wings subhyaline, veins and stigma more ferruginous; basal portion of legs black, but tibiae ferruginous, with an outer yellowish stripe, tarsi entirely yellow; abdominal terga minutely and rather closely punctate, apical margins reddish-hyaline; apical abdominal fasciae whitish; apical margin of sternum 5 straight, sternum 6 broadly rounded; gonostyli relatively simple, subdivided apically into a rather narrow, rounded, outer lobe and a more broadly rounded, inner lobe which is fringed with hairs.

DISTRIBUTION—Country-wide, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from southern Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, throughout the year, including December, January and February in Florida.

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Aceraceae  Acer sp @ BBSL (1)
Adoxaceae  Viburnum wrightii @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Anacardiaceae  Rhus copallina @ UCMS_ENT (2)

Rhus typhina @ AMNH_BEE (2)
Apiaceae  Apium sp @ BBSL (1)

Daucus carota @ BBSL (1); AMNH_BEE (1); UCMS_ENT (2)

Daucus sp @ BBSL (2)

Eryngium heterophyllum @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Heracleum maximum @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Lomatium dissectum @ BBSL (1)

Pastinaca sativa @ BBSL (1)
Apocynaceae  Asclepias syriaca @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Asclepias tuberosa @ AMNH_BEE (5)
Asteraceae  Achillea millefolium @ BBSL (2); PN- (3); UCMS_ENT (23); MLSB__N16- (2)

Achillea sp @ BBSL (8)

Achillea @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Agoseris sp @ BBSL (1)

Anaphalis margaritacea @ BBSL (1)

Anthemis cotula @ UCMS_ENT (5)

Arctotheca calendula @ BBSL (4)

Aster novae-angliae @ BBSL (7)

Aster sp @ BBSL (9); UCMS_ENT (1)

Aster @ AMNH_BEE (8); UCMS_ENT (6)

Baccharis glutinosa @ AMNH_BEE (20)

Baccharis salicina @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Baccharis @ AMNH_BEE (21)

Baileya multiradiata @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Baileya pleniradiata @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Baileya sp @ BBSL (13)

Baileya @ AMNH_BEE (3)

Balsamorhiza sagittata @ BBSL (1)

Bidens sp @ BBSL (3)

Carduus crispus @ BBSL__BBSLID (2)

Centaurea jacea @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Chaenactis douglasii @ BBSL (1)

Chrysanthemum frutescens @ BBSL (2)

Chrysothamnus nauseosus @ AMNH_BEE (5)

Chrysothamnus sp @ BBSL (12)

Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus @ BBSL (4)

Chrysothamnus @ AMNH_BEE (3)

Cichorium [duplicate] @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Cichorium [duplicate] @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Cichorium [duplicate] @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Cichorium [duplicate] @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Cichorium [duplicate] @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Cichorium intybus @ PN- (2); MLSB__N16- (3)

Cirsium arvense @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Cirsium horridulum @ UCMS_ENT (2)

Cirsium neomexicanum @ BBSL (1)

Cirsium sp @ UCMS_ENT (1); BBSL (2)

Cirsium undulatum @ AMNH_BEE (3)

Cirsium vulgare @ UCMS_ENT (7)

Cirsium @ UCMS_ENT (2)

Coreopsis grandiflora @ BBSL (1)

Coreopsis lanceolata @ MLSB__N16- (3)

Coreopsis sp @ BBSL (1)

Echinacea pallida @ AMNH_BEE (3)

Encelia farinosa @ BBSL__KWC (11)

Enceliopsis nudicaulis @ BBSL (2)

Engelmannia peristenia @ AMNH_BEE (3)

Ericameria nauseosa @ BBSL (9)

Erigeron glaucus @ BBSL (12)

Erigeron karvinskianus @ BBSL (8)

Erigeron philadelphicus @ AMNH_BEE (11)

Erigeron pumilus @ BBSL (2)

Erigeron sp @ BBSL (8); UCMS_ENT (4)

Erigeron @ UCMS_ENT (13)

Eupatorium maculatum @ AMNH_BEE (6)

Gaillardia aristata @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Gaillardia @ AMNH_BEE (5)

Grindelia sp @ BBSL (42)

Grindelia squarrosa @ BBSL (33); AMNH_BEE (30)

Grindelia @ AMNH_BEE (5)

Gutierrezia sarothrae @ BBSL (5)

Haplopappus sp @ BBSL (2)

Haplopappus spinulosus @ AMNH_BEE (5)

Helenium tenuifolium @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Helianthella uniflora @ BBSL (1)

Helianthus annuus @ AMNH_BEE (13); BBSL (25)

Helianthus anomalus @ BBSL (1)

Helianthus giganteus @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Helianthus maximiliani @ BBSL (6)

Helianthus petiolaris @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Helianthus sp @ BBSL (4)

Helianthus tuberosus @ AMNH_BEE (4)

Helianthus @ AMNH_BEE (17)

Heterotheca sp @ BBSL (4)

Heterotheca subaxillaris @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Heterotheca @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Hieracium @ UCMS_ENT (4)

Hymenopappus filifolius @ BBSL (2)

Hypochaeris radicata @ UCMS_ENT (13)

Isocoma @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Lactuca pulchella @ AMNH_BEE (9)

Leucanthemum vulgare @ UCMS_ENT (28); MLSB__N16- (1)

Machaeranthera grindelioides @ BBSL (6)

Machaeranthera pinnatifida @ BBSL (1)

Machaeranthera sp @ BBSL (1)

Malacothrix fendleri @ AMNH_BEE (7)

Pectis @ AMNH_BEE (3)

Pityopsis falcata @ UCMS_ENT (2)

Pluchea odorata @ UCMS_ENT (11)

Ratibida columnifera @ AMNH_BEE (13)

Ratibida pinnata @ MLSB__N16- (4)

Rudbeckia hirta @ BBSL (3); UCMS_ENT (1)

Rudbeckia serotina @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Rudbeckia triloba @ MLSB__N16- (2)

Rudbeckia @ UCMS_ENT (2)

Senecio flaccidus @ AMNH_BEE (16)

Senecio streptanthifolius @ BBSL (2)

Solidago gigantea @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Solidago nemoralis @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Solidago rugosa @ UCMS_ENT (6); BBSL (1)

Solidago sempervirens @ UCMS_ENT (7)

Solidago sp @ UCMS_ENT (13); BBSL (55)

Solidago tenuifolia @ UCMS_ENT (5)

Solidago @ UCMS_ENT (1); AMNH_BEE (9)

Sonchus arvensis @ AMNH_BEE (5)

Sonchus spp @ PN- (1)

Symphyotrichum ericoides @ AMNH_BEE (3)

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Symphyotrichum spp @ MLSB__N16- (2)

Tanacetum vulgare @ UCMS_ENT (34)

Taraxacum campylodes @ UCMS_ENT (4)

Taraxacum officinale @ AMNH_BEE (3)

Tetradymia comosa @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Tetradymia sp @ BBSL (1)

Tridax procumbens @ BBSL (2)

Verbesina encelioides @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Vernonia fasciculata @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Wyethia amplexicaulis @ BBSL (1)
Boraginaceae  Hackelia patens @ BBSL (3)

Heliotropium @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Brassicaceae  Barbarea vulgaris @ UCMS_ENT (3)

Brassica juncea @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Descurainia pinnata @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Isatis tinctoria @ BBSL (1)

Lepidium alyssoides @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Lepidium @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Lesquerella filiformis @ AMNH_BEE (3)

Stanleya pinnata @ BBSL (1)
Chenopodiaceae  Beta vulgaris @ BBSL (2)

Kochia prostrata @ BBSL (1)
Cleomaceae  Peritoma serrulata @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Clethraceae  Clethra alnifolia @ UCMS_ENT (1)
Commelinaceae  Commelina communis @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Convolvulaceae  Convolvulus arvensis @ BBSL (3)
Elaeagnaceae  Elaeagnus umbellata @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Euphorbiaceae  Croton sp @ BBSL (1)

Croton @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Euphorbia albomarginata @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Euphorbia sp @ AMNH_BEE (2)
Fabaceae  Astragalus sp @ BBSL (1)

Baptisia tinctoria @ AMNH_BEE (5)

Lotus sp @ BBSL (2)

Medicago sativa @ AMNH_BEE (1); BBSL (7)

Melilotus alba @ BBSL (1)

Melilotus officinalis @ AMNH_BEE (59); BBSL (1); UCMS_ENT (1)

Melilotus sp @ BBSL (3)

Prosopis sp @ BBSL (1)

Prosopis @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Tephrosia virginiana @ AMNH_BEE (4)
Hydrophyllaceae  Phacelia heterophylla @ BBSL (1)

Phacelia linearis @ BBSL (1)

Phacelia sp @ BBSL (1)
Lamiaceae  Glechoma hederacea @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Origanum rotundifolium @ BBSL (1)

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Pycreus @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Salvia greggii @ BBSL (1)

Salvia victoria @ BBSL (2)
Liliaceae  Allium cepa @ BBSL (1)

Allium sp @ BBSL (3)

Asparagus officinalis @ BBSL (1)
Loasaceae  Cevallia sinuata @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Malvaceae  Gossypium sp @ BBSL (2)

Gossypium @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Sphaeralcea parvifolia @ BBSL (2)

Sphaeralcea sp @ BBSL (9)

Sphaeralcea @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Oleaceae  Ligustrum vulgare @ UCMS_ENT (1)
Onagraceae  Clarkia biloba @ AMNH_BEE (4)

Clarkia sp @ BBSL (2)
Papaveraceae  Argemone sp @ BBSL (5)
Polemoniaceae  Gilia sp @ BBSL (1)
Polycitoridae  Salix sp @ BBSL (2)
Polygonaceae  Persicaria bungeana @ UCMS_ENT (1)
Primulaceae  Lysimachia ciliata @ AMNH_BEE (6)

Lysimachia thyrsiflora @ BBSL (1)
Ranunculaceae  Ranunculus acris @ UCMS_ENT (2)

Ranunculus bulbosus @ UCMS_ENT (7)

Ranunculus sp @ UCMS_ENT (1)
Rosaceae  Fragaria sp @ BBSL (4)

Petrophyton caespitosum @ BBSL (1)

Potentilla @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Prunus maritima @ AMNH_BEE (10)

Rosa multiflora @ BBSL__BBSLID (4)

Rosa rugosa @ UCMS_ENT (2)

Rubus flagellaris @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Rubus @ UCMS_ENT (2)
Salicaceae  Salix humilis @ AMNH_BEE (5)

Salix @ AMNH_BEE (3)
Scrophulariaceae  Penstemon caryi @ BBSL (3)
Solanaceae  Chamaesaracha coronopus @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Physalis lobata @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Physalis @ AMNH_BEE (2)
Tamaricaceae  Tamarix sp @ BBSL (1)
Verbenaceae  Verbena hastata @ UCMS_ENT (1)
Zygophyllaceae  Larrea @ AMNH_BEE (1)
_  Asteraceae sp @ BBSL (1)

Asteraceae @ I_JSA (1)

Bee @ LAR (62)

M Spring @ PN- (6)

Papaveraceae eschscholzia @ BBSL (1)

Spotted @ I_RBS (1)

Withheld @ BBSL__PINN (36); BBSL__LMNRA (1); BBSL (351); BBSL__CAVE (217); BBSL__YOSE (9); BBSL__ZION (126)

apple @ NLA (2)

blueberry @ NLA (19)

caneberry @ NLA (61)

centurea maculosa @ I_RBS (1)

cucurbit @ NLA (97)

meadow @ NLA (3)

strawberry @ NLA (3)

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