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unknown bee

Description:

Small male solitary bee with short tongue, very long antennae. Not sure who this little fella is. Any ideas?

Habitat:

Foraging on a dandelion (Taraxacum) at a neighborhood park.



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3 Comments

KristalWatrous
KristalWatrous 8 years ago

Thanks Juan and Karen. I agree that this is a male Halictid. I'm thinking Lasioglossum now. He was a metallic black, but definitely not green. And quite small - maybe 7mm without antennae.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

this is a male Halictid bee, maybe Augochlorella genus

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago
KristalWatrous
Spotted by
KristalWatrous

Patton township, Pennsylvania, USA

Lat: 40.80, Long: -77.92

Spotted on Oct 26, 2011
Submitted on Oct 31, 2011

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