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Halictus sexcinctus
Halictus sexcinctus

Halictus sexcinctus
Bee - Halictus sexcinctus - abdomen
Bee - Halictus sexcinctus - abdomen
Halictus sexcinctus prefers loamy or sandy areas with less vegetation and feed on pollen and nectar, especially those from aster, daisy or sunflower.
Halictus sexcinctus on yellow blossom
Halictus sexcinctus on yellow blossom
While the males in autumn die after mating, the females overwinter hidden. In spring they dig a nest, which consists of the main course (leading diagonally into the earth) and several short side galleries leading to the cells for the brood. They lay one egg only in each brood cell. The egg is located on a nectar pollen mixture, which (as food for the larvae) also is introduced to the brood cell. In summer the bees of the new generation slip. The parent female specimens survive until June.
Halictus sexcinctus - back view
Halictus sexcinctus - back view
Head of Halictus sexcinctus
Head of Halictus sexcinctus

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Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
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1. Halictus sexcinctus
2. Bee - Halictus sexcinctus - abdomen
3. Halictus sexcinctus on yellow blossom
4. Halictus sexcinctus - back view
5. Head of Halictus sexcinctus
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