A. azteca vs A. pura | Abdomen, color | Sex; number of antennal segments | State or province where bee was collected | Subgenus | Thorax, propodeal triangle, striations

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1. State or province where bee was collected    [Explain]

2AL    2AR    2AZ    2CO    2CT    2DC    2DE    2FL    2GA    2IA    2IL    2IN    2KS    2KY    2LA    2MA    2MD    2ME    2MI    2MN    2MO    2MS    2Manitoba    2NC    2NH    2NJ    2NY    2New Brunswick    2Nova Scotia    2OH    2Ontario    2PA    2Prince Edward Island    2Quebec    2RI    2SC    2TN    8TX    2VA    2VT    2WI    2WV   

2. Sex; number of antennal segments

4Female; 12    4Male; 13   



3. Abdomen, color

2A. nigrocyanea - Primarily black, but many specimens with green, dark blue, or purple highlights - Found in TEXAS    5Bright metallic green, often with strong brass to gold overtones    2Southern Florida form of A. pura - Dark blue, purple, or black   

4. Thorax, propodeal triangle, striations

2Not reaching posterior rim    6Reaching posterior rim   

5. A. azteca vs A. pura

1A. azteca - A female paratype from Costa Rica was examined of this rarely collected species and no morphological traits appeared to differentiate it from A. pura - No males have been examined.    2A. pura - A much more likely encountered species   

6. Subgenus

6Augochlora    2Oxystoglossella