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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
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 Augochlorella
Pronunciation
awe-go-klor-EL-uh
Explanation of Names
Augochlorella Sandhouse, 1937
Numbers
7 spp. in our area, 16 spp. total(1)
Size
4.5-8mm(2)
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)(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)