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Red Sweat Bee - Augochlora pura

Red Sweat Bee - Augochlora pura
Haymarket, VA, Prince William County, Virginia, USA
July 21, 2019
Size: small (sweat bee size)
Red sweat bee, assume this is a Halictidae and would love to know the Genus or Species. Found in a stand of Mountain Mint in our side yard that was covered in bees.

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To show 'just the bug' if you can. To identify the green sweat bees, there are a handful of characters that must be seen at pretty close range. It is probably something like Augochlorella aurata (there is a lot of variability in the metallic coloration) but it is difficult to tell without a clear view of the face or wings.

 
Thank You!
Thanks, Molly! These were the best shots I had, hard to get the little things to hold still.