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Photo#94782
Small Bee #2 - Halictus tripartitus

Small Bee #2 - Halictus tripartitus
Irvine Park, Orange, Orange County, California, USA
February 3, 2007
Size: ~5-6mm

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Halictus (Seladonia) tripartitus
if it really is green metallic as it appears. H. farinosus is non-metallic

was it really close to 8mm? I would expect it to be quite a bit smaller than that

 
Length is a little tough from the way it's curled.
Looks like 5-6mm, based on center of flower.

Is this straight-down view quite important? I don't always take it.

 
Color on this particular photo is probably least accurate.
I've added one at far right. Based on flower color, which I know only too well, I'd say that new one is most correct.

As with the other two individuals, I'm unsure about size. I was using a different lens, and it shoots much better, so if a photo looks better than my norm, I'm apparently assuming incorrectly that the creature is bigger! Well, that's what a friend calls "a deluxe problem".

Halictus sp.
.

 
Looks good, Adalbert
Halictus farinosus, do you think?

 
No, H. farinosus
would have yellow legs.

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