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Genus Augochlorella

Bee - Augochlorella - female Bee - Augochlorella - male Bee - Augochlorella aurata Metallic green bee at Riley - Augochlorella pomoniella Halictidae, dorsal - Augochlorella - male Bee 590A 6905 & 6906 & 6509 - Augochlorella tiny green sweat bee - Augochlorella Emerald Green Bee - Augochlorella aurata - female
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 Bees)
Subfamily Halictinae
Tribe Augochlorini
Genus Augochlorella
Explanation of Names
Augochlorella Sandhouse, 1937
Numbers
7 spp. in our area, 16 spp. total(1)
Size
♀♀ 5.5 mm ♂♂ 5 mm
Identification
Species ID is very difficult. Important features: (i) the clypeus, (ii) the pointed apex of the marginal cell (truncate in Augochlora), and (iii) pale green color and pale reddish tegulae (to rule out Augochloropsis). Propodeal sculpturing is important. (Dr. Ascher's comments here and here)
Range
New World (Canada to Argentina; map)(1)
Season
May to October.
See Also
Print References
Coelho, Beatriz W. (2004). A review of the bee genus Augochlorella (Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Augochlorini). Systematic Entomology 29(3):282 - 323 (Full Text)