| Halictus fulvipes (Klug, 1817)|
Main synonym = Hylaeus fulvipes Klug, 1817
| Taxonomical Classification: Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Hymenoptera / Halictidae |
| Yellow Halicitid Bee Naħla rqiqa safra|
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A central and western Mediterranean bee which is frequently found in Malta in the warmer months of late Spring and Summer. It is hence often found in Spring-Summer flowering plants such as many tall thistles (eg Carlina involucrata, Carthamus lanatus, Cynara spp.), Echinophora spinosa, Chiliadenus bocconei, etc.
It is characterised by the black & white bands on the abdomen, but many species of the Halictus have that pattern. The male is smaller than the female. The latter nests and lay eggs in the ground.
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