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Genus Augochlorella

Sweat Bee - Augochlorella - female bee - Augochlorella aurata Small bee? - Augochlorella 18Jul2018.NP.HN.Hymen3 - Augochlorella Bronze-y Sweat Bee - Augochlorella Sweat Bee - Augochlorella Sweat Bee - Augochlorella Golden sweat bee? - Augochlorella aurata
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 Augochlorella
Explanation of Names
Augochlorella Sandhouse, 1937
7 spp. in our area, 16 spp. total(1)
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)
New World (Canada to Argentina)(1)
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)