Sweat Bee

Chalcidoid Wasp

Green wasp stalking along some flowers at Millington WMA.

Thanks for the viewer mail on this one – we have ourselves a Sweat Bee (Augochlora pura).

I caught this sucker at Millington Wildlife Management Area, which – if I haven’t said it on a  ton of other posts – is a fantastic spot for a large variety of insect life. Looking back, I wish I went macro on this guy, but this is my 250 zoom.

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Sweat Bee — 2 Comments

  1. Your “chalicid wasp” picture is actually a sweat bee. It is in the genus Augochlorella. Can’t tell which of two species from a photo, but there is no doubt about what it is. In our region their color varies from green to coppery.