There were dozens of these beautiful bees feeding on Indian Blanket blossoms.
Flower garden in Children's Fairyland, Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA.
The genus Agapostemon is a common group of Western hemisphere sweat bees of generally green or blue appearance (head and thorax always, sometimes also the abdomen in some females). There are some 45 species in the genus, ranging from Canada to Argentina. They superficially resemble various members of the tribe Augochlorini, which are typically metallic greenish in appearance. Members of this genus are commonly referred to as metallic green bees. Wikipedia
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Submitted on Jul 23, 2012