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Lasioglossum imitatum

Lasioglossum imitatum

Lasioglossum is the largest of genus of bees, with more than 1,700 species, all belonging to the family Halictidae, often known as “sweat bees.” In bee monitoring efforts, commonly used bowl traps can attract large numbers of halictid species, possibly skewing estimates of bee diversity in the studied area. A group of researchers argues for new methods for monitoring bees in an article published in May 2020 in Annals of the Entomological Society of America. (Photo via USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab on Flickr, public domain)

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