?Apis crocipes FOURCROY 1785; Apis flavipes (FABRICIUS 1787) (nec A. flavipes FUESSLIN 1775); Halictus fasciatus NYLANDER 1848 (nec auctorum); Halictus tumulorum var deviridatus STRAND 1910; Halictus ferripennis COCKERELL 1929
A rather small, metallic green bee, with white tomentose hair bands on the gaster. The relationship with H. confusus is close and great care must be taken, particularly with females, when identifying specimens collected in southern Britain. May only be reliably determined from the male, which should always be dissected to show the vital character in the genitalia.
A widespread species, from southern Britain north to the Central Highlands of Scotland. Also found in the Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands. Widespread and common in the Palaearctic region.