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Metallic Green Sweat Bee ♀

Agapostemon splendens

Description:

A green sweat bee covered in pollen

Habitat:

Suburban neighborhood on some Beggar's Tick


1 species ID suggestions

12 Comments

James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago

Amen to that!

Machi
Machi 4 years ago

Thank you very much for your help and appreciation. The more I learn on this site, the less I feel like I know haha :)

James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago

Whatever the scientific, the images are remarkable and get my vote for potential SOTD

Machi
Machi 4 years ago

Hmm. You're right, the texanus does look very close too and it is found in Florida.

James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago

The eye is identical

Machi
Machi 4 years ago

I think Females have the green abdomens and males the yellow and brown/black banded abdomens. I don't know enough about bees to narrow it down much further though.

James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago

Check out Agapostemon texanus (female) http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20p?see=I...

James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago

The abdomen is yellow and brown in sericeus and the eyes don't look right to me for splendens but whatever you choose, just glad to be involved with helping you decide, thank you

James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago

OK Machi, I just thought the images I found of it especially the eye looked like obliquus

Machi
Machi 4 years ago

Thank you both! James, I'm leaning more towards Agapostemon splendens or sericeus because bugguide's range map indicates obliquus is not found in Florida.

James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago

Incredible macro Machi...bravo!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 4 years ago

Beautiful series Machi!

Florida, USA

Lat: 28.59, Long: -81.19

Spotted on Mar 21, 2015
Submitted on Mar 23, 2015

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