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Sweat Bee - Halictus ligatus

Sweat Bee - Halictus ligatus
Oakdale, Washington County, Minnesota, USA
June 16, 2013
Located in a butterfly garden on a hillside surrounded by swamps, ponds and suburban (Minneapolis/St. Paul) homes.

Moved from ID Request.

Sweat Bee
Actually, it's a Halictid Bee, i.e., a "Sweat Bee," putting it in Order Hymenoptera, family Halictidae. My guess is Halictus rubicundus, but I'd like some other perspectives as well.