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Metallic green bee

Augochloropsis sp.

Description:

8 mm long green bee.

Habitat:

Semi rural wildlife habitat

Notes:

Nectaring from pick tickseed (Coreopsis) in our butterfly garden & drinking from damp edge of our birdbath.

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35 Comments (1–25)

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks Isabella & Alex!

batex
batex 9 years ago

Wow!

IsabellaFiers
IsabellaFiers 9 years ago

Wonderful serie !!!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks Jeannette!

Jeannette
Jeannette 9 years ago

Great spotting :)

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thank you dgetzandanner!

dgetzandanner
dgetzandanner 9 years ago

So gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks for your kind comments Mayra, Oneng & Dez!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

brilliant! wow, congrats! never seen a green bee!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 9 years ago

Pretty..

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Fascinating! Great spottinga,

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

You are right Karen. If you look at the third picture, you will see they have "coma" shaped tegulae (shoulders). That's characteristic on Augochloropsis genus

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Karen, i love to watch them too, though I find them tricky to photograph!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks for the correction Juan! The link to Agapostamon on bugguide looked like a match but Augochloropsis has the distinct eye shape.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

Hi Karen. I don't think this is an Agapostemon. There's many genus (and species) of bright metalic green bees on Halictidae. This one is probably from Augochlora genus http://www.pbase.com/crocodile/image/325...

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 9 years ago

My favorite new subject to photograph

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thank you Oneng!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 9 years ago

Pretty and great picture..

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks mg!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thank you Neil & Jolly!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

What a wonderful series. Great patience and dedication. Admirable effort you exerted to capture these great photos.

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 9 years ago

Simply beautiful Karen. Wow!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thank you Craig! I've put the macro first because I'm always excited when I find a critter that stays put for its close ups!

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 9 years ago

Cracking Karen! The 4th shot in particular is a stunner!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thank you Antonio!

KarenL
Spotted by
KarenL

Franklin, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Jul 13, 2012
Submitted on Jul 13, 2012

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