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Sweat Bees

Lasioglossum (Evylaeus) sp. m


Sweat Bees found along with honey bees on the chrysanths.



Notes: - source
Found a whole lot of them probably belonging to the family of hover flies and flower flies. Thanks to BugEric for the ID and info. The ones I found resemble: Sweat Bees (Halictidae) » Halictinae » Halictini » Lasioglossum » Subgenus Dialictus (Lasioglossum Subgenus Dialictus) -source (pls view ref)

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surekha 7 years ago

Thanks a lot, BugEric! Never heard of 'sweat bees'! With your lead I came across more on the topic 'they are all not honey bees' :)

BugEric 7 years ago

These actually *are* bees, probably males in the family Halictidae ("sweat bees" as they are known here in the U.S.).

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Haryana, India

Spotted on Jan 19, 2014
Submitted on Jan 17, 2014

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