Sunday, April 1, 2018

Poey's Furrow Bee (Halictus poeyi)

Poey's Furrow Bee (Halictus poeyi) is member of family Halictidae, commonly called as sweat bees, halictid bees. Halictids display the most diverse gradation in social behavior (Michener 2007) as species can be solitary, communal, semi-social or eusocial.

Most species are polylectic, or gather floral resources from multiple plant species. There are a few oligolectic species and subgenera that feed from a single plant family.  Adult halictids eat nectar, and collect nectar and pollen for the larvae.


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