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Genus Augochlorella

Sweat Bee (Augochlorella aurata) - Augochlorella aurata - male Bee - Augochlorella - male metallic green bee - Augochlorella aurata Augochlorella pomoniella ? - Augochlorella pomoniella green bee - Augochlorella pomoniella Green Metallic Sweat Bee - Augochlorella aurata Is this an Emerald Wasp? view 5 - Augochlorella Augochlorella bee? - Augochlorella
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Halictidae (Sweat Bees)
Subfamily Halictinae
Tribe Augochlorini
Genus Augochlorella
Explanation of Names
Author: Sandhouse
7 spp. in our area, 16 spp. total(1)
♀♀ 5.5 mm ♂♂ 5 mm
Species ID is very difficult. Important features: (i) the clypeus, (ii) the pointed apex of the marginal cell (truncate in Augochlora), and (iii) pale green color and pale reddish tegulae (to rule out Augochloropsis). Propodeal sculpturing is important. (Dr. Ascher's comments here and here)
New World (Canada to Argentina; map)(1)
May to October.
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