Halictus - Mining Bees

A genus of ground-nesting bees that may be solitary or social. In the social species, the female (queen) spends the winter in the nest. She then raises a small brood of females that assist in rearing a further brood of males and new queens.
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Halictus rubicundus portfolio
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Halictus tumulorum portfolio