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Species Augochlorella aurata

Sweat Bee - Augochlorella aurata - female metallic green bee - Augochlorella aurata green bee - Augochlorella aurata Bees near asters in November - Augochlorella aurata - female Agapostemon or Augochlora? - Augochlorella aurata Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees - Augochlorella aurata Augochloropsis? - Augochlorella aurata Green Metallic Sweat bee Lasioglossum? - 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 Bees)
Subfamily Halictinae
Tribe Augochlorini
Genus Augochlorella
Species aurata (Augochlorella aurata)
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.
Nearctica lists seven species of Augochlorella including A. striata, which is now considered as a synonym and not as a separate species.
Female: 5.5mm; male 5 mm.
Short vertex. Pointed marginal cell of the wing.
Northern Mexico to Colorado, Minnesota and the New England states, south to Florida.
May to November.
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Print References
Mitchell, T.B. 1960 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 141.
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)