Augochloropsis sumptuosa (Smith, 1853)
  Apoidea   Halictidae   Augochloropsis
Subgenus: Paraugochloropsis

Augochloropsis sumptuosa, male, face
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Augochloropsis sumptuosa, male, face

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Augochloropsis sumptuosa, male, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Augochloropsis sumptuosa, male, side

Augochloropsis sumptuosa, male, top
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Augochloropsis sumptuosa, male, top

Augochloropsis sumptuosa, male, wing
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Augochloropsis sumptuosa, male, wing

Augochloropsis sumptuosa, female, face
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Augochloropsis sumptuosa, female, face

Augochloropsis sumptuosa, female, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Augochloropsis sumptuosa, female, side
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Overview
Reprinted with permission from: Mitchell, T.B. 1960 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 141.

FEMALE—Length 11 mm.; head and thorax brilliant green, abdomen relatively dull green, becoming bluish apically, but terminal segment black; mandibles black; clypeus narrowly blackened along apical margin, punctures rather coarse and shallow, well sepa rated but hardly sparse; supraclypeal area shining, with sparse, irregular and rather fine punctures over lower half, upper half more closely and finely punctate on each side; face above antennae finely and closely punctate, more or less tessellate between punctures, surface dull; cheeks smooth and shining below, becoming very minutely and closely punctate above; pubescence of head and thorax very short and inconspicuous, white except for a scattering of dark hairs on vertex and dorsum of thorax; lateral angles of pronotum broadly expanded, triangularly acute; scutum rather dull, punctures moderately coarse, slightly separated in center posteriorly, but becoming densely crowded laterally and anteriorly, being finely and densely rugose at the lateral anterior angles; scutellum somewhat more shining, punctures well separated but not sparse, quite irregular; pleura coarsely rugoso-punctate; dorsal area of propodeum about equal in breadth to metanotum, finely roughened, lateral faces more or less shining, with shallow, obscure and irregular punctures, posterior face smooth and shining; coxae, trochanters, femora and outer surfaces of front and mid tibiae green, the tarsi and hind tibiae blackish; tegulae mostly green, with a reddish central spot; wings lightly infuscated, veins and stigma more ferruginous; abdominal terga finely tessellate and dull, punctures of basal tergum fine, well separated but hardly sparse medially, becoming somewhat more coarse and close laterally, those on tergum 2. finer and closer, those on 3 very fine and close medially, becoming scattered and more sparse laterally, apical impressed areas of terga 2-4 practically impunctate but dull and tessellate; pubescence very short and inconspicuous, largely pale on the more basal segments, becoming fuscous and subappressed on terga 3 and 4, 5 with more elongate, largely fuscous hairs.

MALE—Length 11 mm.; entire body brilliant green, becoming bluish or purplish on abdomen apically; mandibles and labrum black to piceous; clypeus entirely green, shining, with deep, rather close and coarse punctures; supraclypeal area very finely and closely punctate, somewhat shining; face above antennae very closely and finely rugoso-punctate, punctures becoming more distinct on vertex; cheeks shining, sparsely and rather coarsely and deeply punctate below, becoming very minutely and closely punctate above; antennae entirely dark, 2nd segment of flagellum considerably longer than 1st, the following segments nearly twice as long as broad; lateral angles of pronotum broadly expanded, triangularly acute; scutum dull, densely and rather finely rugoso-punctate throughout; scutellum somewhat shining, punctures more coarse, deep and distinct, but quite close; pleura coarsely rugoso-punctate; dorsal area of propodeum subequal in breadth to metanotum, finely roughened, lateral faces closely and rather deeply punctate, posterior face shining, with shallow, scattered, irregular punctures; tegulae green anteriorly, becoming reddish-piceous posteriorly; wings lightly infuscated, veins and stigma brownish-testaceous; tarsi brownish-testaceous, legs otherwise largely green; abdominal terga deeply and closely punctate, basal tergum coarsely so, the successive more apical terga more finely so, terga 1 and 2 with short, apical, pale fimbriae, discal pubescence largely pale on the more basal terga, becoming intermixed with subappressed, fuscous hairs apically, the impressed apical margins more shining, with very fine and well separated punctures; apical margin of sternum 4 broadly incurved on each side of a median truncation, apical margin of sternum 6 nearly straight; gonostyli with a rounded, ventral, basal, inner lobe and a broadly truncate, subapical, flattened lobe, a rounded excavation between basal lobe and apex, both the rounded apex and the excavation bearing numerous elongate setae; volsellae slightly incised apically to form an obscure, outer cuspis, the digitus broad and bearing a short, acute spine on the inner side; penis valves excavated on dorsal surface toward base and on inner surface toward the acute apex.

DISTRIBUTION — Maine to Florida, west to South Dakota, Colorado and Texas, April to October, throughout the year in Florida.

FLOWER RECORDS—Asclepias, Berlandiera, Bidens, Clethra, Crataegus, Eriogonum, Eryngium, Helianthus, Hypericum, Melilotus, Silphium, Stachys and Vaccinium.


Identification
Extracted from Augochloropsis of ENA by Arduser, M. (2009).


Female
Vertex (in facial view) expanded, rising above ocelli by at least one ocellar diameter; dorso-Iateral angle of pronotum produced as a strong right angle or nearly so; sand obligate species
Vertex (in facial view) flattened, not rising above ocelli; dorso-Iateral angle of pronotum forming a very broad obtuse angle; in various habitats


Male
Vertex (in facial view) expanded, rising above ocelli by at least one ocellar diameter; dorso-Iateral angle of pronotum produced as a strong right angle or nearly so; sand obligate species
Vertex (in facial view) flattened, not rising above ocelli; dorso-Iateral angle of pronotum forming a very broad obtuse angle; in various habitats

Names
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Asteraceae  Chrysopsis villosa @ BBSL (1)

Helianthus @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Rosaceae  Crataegus @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Rubiaceae  Diodia teres @ BBSL (1)
Scrophulariaceae  Penstemon grandiflorus @ BBSL (3)
_  Withheld @ BBSL__CAVE (1)

Updated: 2019-12-08 22:43:20 gmt
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