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Sweat bee

Lasioglossum (Dialictus) sp.


Small metallic-colored short-tongued bee. Observed licking my fingers, presumably for the salts in my sweat. Would fly away if disturbed, only to return and resume licking.


At a city park.

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KristalWatrous 9 years ago

Thanks textless. It really is hard with a small, shiny moving creature. At least the taste of my fingers was enough to appease her for a bit. :)

textless 9 years ago

Great photos... it's hard to capture something so tiny. :)

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State College, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jul 19, 2010
Submitted on Oct 5, 2011

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