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A solitary bee?

Observed: 22nd May 2011 By: quicklizard
Solitary bee 1
Solitary bee 1 1
Description:

A very placid individual that allowed me plenty of time to take photographs.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Ardea's picture

Metalic green Lasioglossum

There are four likely options all around 5-7mm in length and are hard to ID without a specimen. They are: cupromicans, leucopus, morio and smeathmanellum. So it's unlikely that you'll get further, however your photos are very good so somebody may have a stab at an ID. If I were to make an educated guess I would go for either morio or smeathmanellum.

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ID

Thanks for the quick responses! Great to know what is visiting my garden.