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Tribe Euglossini - Orchid Bees

Orchid Bee in flight - Euglossa dilemma - male Augochlora pura pura ? - Euglossa dilemma - male Augochlora pura pura ? - Euglossa dilemma - male Orchid Bee - Euglossa dilemma - male metallic green bee - Orchid Bee? - Euglossa dilemma metallic green bee - Orchid Bee? - Euglossa dilemma Attracted to painter's easel - Euglossa dilemma - male Green Bee - Euglossa dilemma
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 Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)
Subfamily Apinae (Honey, Bumble, Long-horned, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Euglossini (Orchid Bees)
Pronunciation
you-GLOSS-in-ee
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Euglossinae
Numbers
2 spp. in 2 genera in our area, 228 spp. in 5 genera total(1)
Identification
Brilliant metallic, often brightly colored bees. Very long tongue; apical spurs on the hind tibia; they lack jugal lobes in the hind wings; the scutellum produced backward over the abdomen.
Range
neotropical group, with 2 spp. in the extreme so. US (one recorded in Brownsville, TX; another recently established in so. FL)(1)(2)