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Sweat Bee

Augochlora pura

Description:

A sweat bee on a cluster of hibiscus flowers. Sweat bees are differentiated from typical bees due to their non-eusocial habits typical of most bees. They share this trait with another green bee, the orchid bee, among other I'm sure. They are called sweat bees to to their attraction to human sweat, most likely for salt. In nature they inhabit rotting logs and have unique relations with several species to do so, like using the wood produced by bessbugs to build their nests.

Habitat:

Native to the Eastern US.


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WilliamsFamily
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WilliamsFamily

Kansas, USA

Lat: 37.22, Long: -95.71

Spotted on May 23, 2019
Submitted on May 23, 2019

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