This bee seems to have Angelina lips
Okay, maybe not. This is, after all, a male bee. In this species, the yellow face and the yellow legs indicate maleness, but you have to admit, that’s quite a pout.
Halictus rubicundus is a very common species in North America. It is found in Canada and throughout the United States from March until September. It lives in the ground and is generally a solitary bee, although in warmer areas it is partially social, with workers and reproductive bees living in the same nest. The nest opening is generally surrounded by a mound of soil called a tumulus.
The bees are small, about 1 cm long, and forage on a wide variety of plants. The one shown was on a mint plant along with many other individuals. The males are usually produced at the end of the year, just before the weather gets colder. The females look similar but lack the yellow coloring. They can be seen collecting masses of fluffy pollen on their hind legs.