• Family: Halictidae
  • Tribe: Augochlorini
  • Approximate # species in region: 1
  • Common name: green sweat bee

Augochlora is a brilliant green-gold genus of bees, one of three in the tribe Augochlorini from eastern North America. In our region, there is only one species in this genus Augochlora pura, and it is common and widespread, likely producing multiple generations per year. Although they nest in wood, excavating cavities in fallen, rotting logs, they can be found in all but the most urban settings. Distinguishing Augochlora from similar colored Augochlorella and Augochloropsis is made easiest with photographs of the face and marginal cell on the hind wings.

Species covered: none

Species requiring accounts:

  • Augochlora pura