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Genus Augochlorella

Bee - Augochlorella - female unknown Halictid - Augochlorella - male Metallic Green Bee - Augochlorella aurata Green Halictid? - Augochlorella aurata Late winter halictid - Augochlorella sweat bee - Augochlorella pomoniella bluish green sweat bee - Augochlorella Chrysididae ? - 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
Author: Sandhouse
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)