Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Halictidae (Sweat Bees)
2 subgenera, with 8 spp. in our area and 9 spp. total(1)
Very round faces. Eyes curve and meld into clypeus. Dieunomia abdomen is lined with tufts of hair that wrap to the top of the face. T1 has a V shape. (2)
NA (Canada to Costa Rica: map); 2 spp. are transcontinental, one is widespread in the inner states (doesn't reach either seaboard), the rest are more or less southwestern; only D. heteropoda reaches Canada (MB)(1)
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