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Small Metallic-banded Bee - Lasioglossum sp.

Family Halictidae, Halictinae 

This page contains pictures and information about Small Metallic-banded Bees that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. 
Body length 10mm
Bees in genus are often black in colour with metallic colour bands on abdomen. They have hairy hind legs and abdomen for carrying pollen. 
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1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 995.
2. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009. 

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Last updated: June 13, 2012.