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Species Augochloropsis metallica - Metallic Epaulleted-Sweat bee

Metallica Green Bee - Augochloropsis metallica - female Augochloropsis metallica? - Augochloropsis metallica - male Augochloropsis metallica? - Augochloropsis metallica - male green sweat bee 10-04-13 - Augochloropsis metallica Beautiful sweat bee - Augochloropsis metallica Sweat bees - Augochloropsis metallica Agapostemon? - Augochloropsis metallica - female Augochlorini - Augochloropsis metallica
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
Species metallica (Metallic Epaulleted-Sweat bee)
Other Common Names
Green metallic bee
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Andrena metallica; Augochlora cuprea; Augochlora viridula; Augochlora fervida; Augochlora cleomis; Halictus chorisis; Halictus viridissimus; Augochlora fulvofimbriata
Explanation of Names
Augochloropsis metallica (Fabricius, 1793)

Common name references the specific epithet, with the group name referencing the modified tegulae (epaulettes) characteristic of the genus
Identification
Green metallic tegulae; the posterior inner margins project inward.

Typical halictine mouthparts: long prementum and short tongue and labial palpi
Range
e. NA to AZ / Mex. to Panama - Map (Discover Life)
Season
mostly Apr-Oct (BG data)
Food
Visits flowers from several families. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.