This abundant species is intermediate in size and color between the other two Augochlorini. It is the only species in the tribe that nests in rotten logs and occasionally standing trees. Active late April - Early November.

A cool example of the nesting of this species.

Identification: The forked mandible is rarely visible in photos, but distinctive.

Similar Species: Often impossible to confidently separate from Golden Sweat Bees (Augochlorella aurata) without clear photos.

Global Status: Secure (G5)

Vermont Status: Not Ranked

 

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Distribution: To see the global distribution, check out the iNaturalist account, and toggle the GBIF layer on the map.