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@doitsuki I managed to snap some pics of the bees I’m working on IDing currently :D (Apologies for the less-than-ideal quality, I’m not using a microscope camera, rather a camera through a microscope lol)

1 & 2 - Halictus sp

3, 4, 5 - Andrena sp. Two examples of the characteristic facial fovea (indents) visible between/above the eyes

6 & 7- hair pattern to distinguish between Lasioglossum (5) and Halictus (6). Lasioglossum has hair bands at the base of the tergum (segment), and Halictus has them on the rim. 

8- I had to take a picture of a stinger, you know I did. This one was Lasioglossum

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