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Sweat bee

Notes:

Do not know if it's a wasp or bee. Once a year 1 to 2 are always subject to the same plant (lavender). Your body is more like a sighting, but its compartments is certainly like bees.

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8 Comments

PabloPlus
PabloPlus 7 years ago

ups!
Thanks!

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Yes, it looks really sweet, but it should be sweat. I do this "mis-reading" all the time as well ;-)...

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Pablo - I think it is "Sweat" ... :)

PabloPlus
PabloPlus 7 years ago

Thanks Leuba!

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Pablo, all these bees look almost identical. I think it might not be possible to get down to genus/species level without a real expert.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Very nice, Pablo. The yellow pollen and blue look great together !

PabloPlus
PabloPlus 7 years ago

Bayucca
Displaying the links, the more similar it is certainly the "Temnosoma metallicum"
The others look very green. But it could be because of the photo itself.
If they are in Argentina and Brazil, not unlikely that they were here.
Some time (maybe 1 or 2 months ago), in the Discovery Channel website, a photo appeared on these bees (and other).
He said he lived in sandy areas near California (USA) and fed on the flowers growing on the edges of these sands.

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

This is most probably a Sweat Bee from the family Halictidae. Maybe Halictinae and Augochlorini??
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halictidae
Just an example, not the species!
http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...
http://www.yorku.ca/bugsrus/bee_genera_o...

PabloPlus
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Pan de Azúcar, Maldonado, Uruguay

Spotted on Dec 20, 2012
Submitted on Mar 11, 2014

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