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Small Metallic-green Bee - Homalictus sp.

Family Halictidae, Halictinae 

This page contains pictures and information about Small Metallic-green Bees that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. 
Body length 6mm
Bees in genus Homalictus are often metallic green or blue in colours with dark brown abdomen. Some species have the abdomen red. 
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1st and 3rd sub-marginal cells markedly unequal in length, 3rd much shorter.

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.