Common Name:  Sweat Bees

Description:  Sweat bees can be different colors but most often stand out when they are metallic. They are unique to the Hymenoptera with a curved basal vein and two or three submarginal cells in the forewing. They are solitary in nature and nest in the ground or feed on pollen.

Spot ID Key Characters:

  1. Body often metallic in color
  2. Three submarginal cells in front wing
  3. Basal vein in front wing strongly arched (curved)

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Order:  Hymenoptera