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 Green Sweat Bee (Agapostemon texanus)




Green Sweat Bee | Agapostemon texanus photo
Agapostemon texanus, from Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA.

Photograph by Mike. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

GREEN SWEAT BEE FACTS

Description
The Green Sweat Bee (Agapostemon texanus) is a North American bee with a shiny green head and abdomen, however there is considerable variation in color and number of forms are classed as sub-species. Females have a metallic green or blue-green abdomen. Males have dark abdomen with yellow bands.

Size
about 10mm long. Females are slightly larger than males.

Range
Found across the United States, also found in British Columbia and Mexico

Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Halictidae
Genus:Agapostemon
Species:texanus
Common Name:Green Sweat Bee


Relatives in same Genus
  Sweat bee (A. virescens)