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Genus Augochlorella

Halictid Bee - Augochlorella Sweat Bee - Tribe Augochlorini - Augochlorella - female metallic green bee - Augochlorella aurata Augochlorella or Augochlora? - Augochlorella aurata - female Bee - Augochlorella Bee on Mesquite - Augochlorella - male Is this an Emerald Wasp? - Augochlorella Augochlora? - Augochlorella pomoniella - female
Classification
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
Numbers
7 spp. in our area, 16 spp. total(1)
Size
♀♀ 5.5 mm ♂♂ 5 mm
Identification
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)
Range
New World (Canada to Argentina; map)(1)
Season
May to October.
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