Orange-legged Furrow Bee

Halictus rubicundus


Body length 9 - 11mm. The female has orange hind legs and an orange pile on the thorax. There are distinctive narrow pale bands on the abdomen. The males are dark with a pale thoracic pile and very long antennae.


Can be found in a wide range of habitats and feeds from a variety of flowers.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread in Britain. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

April to October.