Halictus ligatus - Sweat Bee

  • Halictus ligatus is very widespread; it is found from the Atlantic across to the Pacific and southern Canada down to the Gulf of Mexico.
  • The genus Halictus consists of ground nesting bees and can exhibit solitary or semisocial behaviors. This particular species has been known to create very elaborate nests.
  • These bees are found foraging on a wide range of floral resources, and are therefore considered “generalists.”


Halictus ligatus, Halictus, Halictidae, Sweat Bee, Bee
Taxonomic Name: 
Halictus ligatus
Common Name: 
Sweat Bee