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Compendium Spot ID Tutorials Labs Glossary NC Pests

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Spot ID Characters for the Family

Halictidae

Sweat Bees


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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.