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Small green metallic bee - Augochlorella - female

Small green metallic bee - Augochlorella - Female
Lake Placid, Highlands County, Florida, USA
May 26, 2009
Size: roughly 6mm
I know I am not strong on estimating sizes in millimeters. I do better in relative terms. This green metallic bee is 1/2 the size of other green metallic bees I have photographed in the same area. I did see some of the larger green metallic bees on this trip but these tiny ones were more numerous. It is roughly 1/4 the size of a honey bee. The mimosa flower it is on forms a sphere about the size of a small gumball.

This is an example of the larger green metallic bees:

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Small green metallic bee - Augochlorella - female Small green metallic bee - Augochlorella - female

Augochlorella
female

 
Eight minutes
from post to ID! Thanks Dr. Ascher!

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