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Genus Augochloropsis

The magnificent metallic bee. - Augochloropsis metallica Blue bee? - Augochloropsis - female Agapostemon or Augochloropsis...or something else? - Augochloropsis Agapostemon sericeus? - Augochloropsis - female Green bee - Augochloropsis  Augochloropsis metallica ? - Augochloropsis metallica Sweat Bee on Dandelion - Augochloropsis Augochlorine Sweat Bee - Augochloropsis
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, Furrow, Nomiine, and Shortface Bees)
Subfamily Halictinae (Sweat and Furrow Bees)
Tribe Augochlorini (Augochlorine Green-Sweat Bees and relatives)
Genus Augochloropsis
Pronunciation
awe-go-klor-OP-sis
Numbers
3 spp. in our area, 145 spp. in 3 subgenera total; all our spp. are in the subg. Paraugochloropsis (contains 42 spp. total)(1)
Identification
Has a strong carina on pronotal lobe; metallic, angled tegulae. (Note by John Ascher)
Range
New World (map)(1)