Crooked Run Valley
Family Halictidae (Sweat Bee)
The Halictidae is the second largest family of bees. The common name for this Family Halictidae is Sweat Bee (especially the smaller species), as they are often attracted to perspiration. Halictid species occur all over the world and are usually dark-colored and often metallic in appearance. Several species are all or partly green and a few are red; a number of them have yellow markings, especially the males, which commonly possess yellow faces, a pattern widespread among the various families of bees.