123, yet another bee

Little black  bee

Little black bee

Yet another little black bee turned up in the asters.  I have the name of the species, Lasioglossum coriaceum. but that’s it.


Lassioglossum inside a flower

Lassioglossum inside a flower

And I saw a related Lasioglossum in June. It’s also  related to other little black sweat bees, like the Halictus on the butterfly bush last month. And more distantly related to the jewel-like shiny green Agapostemon.

Other than that, I know bee-bupkis. Tiny little black bees contine to ply their tiny little black mysteries.

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About Pam Phillips

I am a writer and gardener. I never cease to be amazed by the wonder and beauty of bees.
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