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Halictini, Sweat Bees

Sweat Bees are little bees that can sting if smashed by sweating humans. Seldom happens, but once seems to be enough to give you a name.
In some crops and areas this little bee is a decent pollinator. But they seem to be limited to flowers that either have exposed Stigmas and Anthers or short throats, they are little guys.
Sweat bees have a problem of stealing nectar from flowers with long throats. They eat a hole in the side of the flower and sip the nectar out, no pollen gets moved about.
Sweat Bee, Halictini on Isomeris Arboreus - grid24_12
Sweat Bee, Halictini on Isomeris Arboreus
Halictini, Sphecodes is a Sweat bee Cleptoparasite that steals from other Halictini. - grid24_12
Halictini, Sphecodes is a Sweat bee Cleptoparasite
Halictus farinosus, sweat bee - grid24_12
This is a rather large Sweat Bee, Halictus farinosus.
A Sweat bee, Halictus on the seaside daisy - grid24_12
A Halictus, Sweat Bee on Erigeron glaucus, Seaside Daisy
Halictini, Sweat Bee on Isomeris arboreus - grid24_12
Halictini, Sweat Bee on Isomeris arboreus
This green Sweat Bee is beautiful against the lavender of Seaside daisy - grid24_12
This green Sweat Bee, Agapostemon-texanus is beautiful against the lavender of Erigeron glaucus , Seaside Daisy
A ultra-green sweat bee, Agapostemon-texanus, on the Desert marigold - grid24_12

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