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Species Augochloropsis metallica - Metallic Epauletted-Sweat bee

Metallic Bee - Augochloropsis metallica Haltictidae? - Augochloropsis metallica Beautiful sweat bee - Augochloropsis metallica Agapostemon? - Augochloropsis metallica Green Bee - Augochloropsis metallica - male Green Bee - Augochloropsis metallica Green metallic Bee - Augochloropsis metallica - female Augochlorella? - Augochloropsis metallica
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 Epauletted-Sweat bee)
Other Common Names
Green metallic bee
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Andrena metallica Fabricius, 1793; Augochlora cuprea Smith, 1853; Augochlora fulgida Smith, 1853; Augochlora fervida Smith, 1853; Augochlora lucidula Smith, 1853; Augochlora viridula_homonym Smith, 1853; Augochlora (Augochloropsis) cleomis Titus, 1901; Halictus (Augochlora) chorisis Vachal, 1903; Halictus (Augochlora) viridissimus Viereck, 1910, replacement name; Augochlora fulvofimbriata Friese, 1917["1916"]; Augochloropsis metallica fulgida (Smith, 1853)
Explanation of Names
Augochloropsis (Paraugochloropsis) metallica (Fabricius, 1793)

Common name references the specific epithet, with the group name referencing the modified tegulae (epaulettes) characteristic of the genus
9 mm(1)
Green metallic tegulae; the posterior inner margins project inward.

Typical halictine mouthparts: long prementum and short tongue and labial palpi
USA: Maine to Florida, west to Arizona, northeast to South Dakota.
Mex. to Panama.
Map (Discover Life)
March to November
Visits flowers from several families. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Works Cited
1.Bees of the eastern United States
Mitchell T.B. 1962. Tech. Bull. (NC Agric. Exp. Sta.): No. 141 (538 pp.), 1960; and No. 152 (557 pp.).