123, yet another bee

Little black  bee
Little black bee

Yet another little black bee turned up in the asters.  I have the name of the species, Lasioglossum coriaceum. but that’s it.

Lassioglossum inside a flower
Lassioglossum inside a flower

And I saw a related Lasioglossum in June. It’s also  related to other little black sweat bees, like the Halictus on the butterfly bush last month. And more distantly related to the jewel-like shiny green Agapostemon.

Other than that, I know bee-bupkis. Tiny little black bees contine to ply their tiny little black mysteries.