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A green sweat bee covered in pollen
Suburban neighborhood on some Beggar's Tick
Amen to that!
Thank you very much for your help and appreciation. The more I learn on this site, the less I feel like I know haha :)
Whatever the scientific, the images are remarkable and get my vote for potential SOTD
Hmm. You're right, the texanus does look very close too and it is found in Florida.
The eye is identical
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.
Check out Agapostemon texanus (female) http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20p?see=I...
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
OK Machi, I just thought the images I found of it especially the eye looked like obliquus
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.
Incredible macro Machi...bravo!
Beautiful series Machi!
Lat: 28.59, Long: -81.19
Spotted on Mar 21, 2015 Submitted on Mar 23, 2015
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