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Species Augochlorella aurata - Golden Green-Sweat bee

Sweat Bee (Augochlorella aurata) - Augochlorella aurata - male bee - Augochlorella aurata - female Augochlorini? - Augochlorella aurata bee - Augochlorella aurata Halictid on Golden Aster - Augochlorella aurata Coppery-green metallic sweat bee - Augochlorella aurata - female Green Metallic Sweat bee Lasioglossum? - Augochlorella aurata Species? - 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, Furrow, Nomiine, and Shortface Bees)
Subfamily Halictinae (Sweat and Furrow Bees)
Tribe Augochlorini (Augochlorine Green-Sweat Bees and relatives)
Genus Augochlorella
Species aurata (Golden Green-Sweat bee)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Augochlora aurata, Augochlora austrina, Augochlorella striata, Augochlora striata, Augochlora matilida, Augochlora confusa, Augochlora coloradensis, Augochlora pseudopurella
Explanation of Names
Author: Smith, 1853.
Numbers
Nearctica lists seven species of Augochlorella including A. striata, which is now considered as a synonym and not as a separate species.
Size
Female: Length 5.5mm(1)
Male: Length 5 mm(1)
Identification
Short vertex. Pointed marginal cell of the wing.
Range
Northern Mexico to Colorado, Minnesota and the New England states, south to Florida.
Season
May to November.
Food
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Print References
Okdway, E. Systematics of the Genus Augochlorella (Hymenoptera, Halictidae) North of Mexico. THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCIENCE BULLETIN VOL. XLVI PAGES 509-624, No. 16. June 17, 1966.
Internet References
Discover Life (images, description, map)
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.).