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25-Sep-2022 copyright Elizabeth Bickel

Green Sweat Bee

On a Peach Hibiscus

"Family: Halictidae (sweat bees) in the order Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps)

Description: small; none are aggressive. Most members of this family are black or brown, but some are brightly colored, notably with metallic greens and blues. Adults are usually seen as they forage for pollen and nectar among flowers in fields, gardens, grasslands, roadsides, and other open places where flowers are abundant.

The bright green bees in genus Augochlorella are the smallest sweat bees. They are inch in length."

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So far, during the 2022 growing season (soon coming to an end), I've yet to see a honeybee. Fortunately, there are still some other pollinators (like the one above). Still, I am concerned about the total absence of honeybees... Wasps also seem to be very few in number this year.


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Mieke WA Minkjan29-Sep-2022 15:31
beautiful photo and interesting colors of the insect V
Hank Vander Velde29-Sep-2022 00:54
Nice close-up image Liz.
larose forest photos28-Sep-2022 18:03
I love to see these metallic green sweat bees, they look like little gem stones darting around. Superb shot! V
Danad28-Sep-2022 14:15
A colorful and sharp macro image !
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Graeme28-Sep-2022 09:42
Superb macro details of the bee and plant, Liz.V
joseantonio28-Sep-2022 03:09
nice light and details.V.
Don Mottershead28-Sep-2022 00:00
Great capture. Wonderful background.
Dan Greenberg27-Sep-2022 21:46
Really great capture of the bee and exceptionally attractive composition. I have never seen or heard of these before. ~BV~
Helen Betts27-Sep-2022 21:45
Spectacular color in this great shot.