Ligated Furrow Bee

The Ligated Furrow Bee (Halictus ligatus) is a bee in the family Halictidae, found in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This species is a common and widespread member of the Halictus genus, found at garden sites throughout California. Halicstus farinosus and Halictus tripartitus are also common.

Its flight season is from March into October, although males do not appear until June. Peak activity is from June into September.

Ligated sweat bees are primitively social bees that form annual colonies in the soil, often in flat, bare ground. Nests are often aggregated.

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