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Sweat Bee

Halictidae

Description:

A very small bee, as you can see. there are several varieties

Habitat:

Sweat bees are particularly numerous in North America. Although their size makes them relatively inconspicuous, hundreds may swarm over flowers in gardens and meadows. They build their nest in the ground, but some nest in wood.

Notes:

They are attracted to the salt in human sweat. They sting only when handles, and their sting is pretty much painless. If you look closely at the photo above, you can see a lot of pollen on it's legs, It's a very busy bee.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Morning glory
disambiguation Morning glory


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5 Comments

LindaGuastamachio
LindaGuastamachio 8 years ago

thank you for your help Kristal in identifying this bee!

LindaGuastamachio
LindaGuastamachio 8 years ago

I saw the word as sweet not sweat so I had the hardest time Krista finding information. Lol. I finally realized it was sweat bee. thanks fo your help..

LindaGuastamachio
LindaGuastamachio 9 years ago

I have n ever heard of a sweet bee. I will check into it. thank you Krista.

KristalWatrous
KristalWatrous 9 years ago

The bee is probably a sweat bee, genus Lasioglossum.

artistatheart
artistatheart 9 years ago

Morning Glories come in several different colors but blue is the more popular and traditional choice.

LindaGuastamachio
Spotted by
LindaGuastamachio

Connecticut

Spotted on Jul 13, 2011
Submitted on Sep 16, 2011

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