Pure Green Augochlora Augochlora pura (Say, 1837)  

Status:

Widespread in the central and eastern U.S. and found throughout Maryland. It is one of our earliest flying bees in the spring, but also continues through late fall in open habitats like fields and gardens. It nests under bark and mated females will over-winter there.

Description:

Small (~8mm) and variably colored overall from bright green to bronze. Diagnostic features include facial details and wing pattern.

Nests are categorized as rotten logs, and social behavior is categorized as solitary to communal (Selfridge et al., 2017).

There are 75 records in the project database.

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A Pure Green Augochlora in Harford Co., Maryland (11/4/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Pure Green Augochlora in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/23/2010). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

A Pure Green Augochlora in Harford Co., Maryland (11/11/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A male Pure Green Augochlora in Howard Co., Maryland (5/5/2016). Determined by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A female Pure Green Augochlora in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/7/2012). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Pure Green Augochlora in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/26/2014). Verified by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Pure Green Augochlora in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/26/2014). Verified by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Pure Green Augochlora in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/5/2012). Determined by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A Pure Green Augochlora in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/26/2014). Verified by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Pure Green Augochlora in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/22/2018). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

A Pure Green Augochlora in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/16/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A female Pure Green Augochlora in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/18/2007). Determined by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Pure Green Augochlora nectaring on Virginia Springbeauty in Washington Co., Maryland (4/3/2010). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Pure Green Augochlora in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/27/2015). Verified by Sam Droege. Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

A Pure Green Augochlora in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/8/2013). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

An overwintering Pure Green Augochlora in Harford Co., Maryland (12/22/2017). Determined by H. Go/BugGuide. Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Close-up of a Pure Green Augochlora collected in Hardy Co., West Virginia. Photography by Amanda Robinson. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A Pure Green Augochlora in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/30/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)


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