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Sweat bee (Agapostemon virescens)
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Agapostemon virescens - Female
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SWEAT BEE FACTSDescription
The Sweat Bee (Agapostemon virescens) is a North American bee with metallic green head and abdomen. Females have a black abdomen with pale whitish bands, but sometimes the abdomen is all black. Males have a dark abdomen with bright yellow bands.
about 10mm long. Females are about 11mm long.
Found across the United States, also found in British Columbia, southern Quebec and Mexico.
Relatives in same Genus
Green Sweat Bee (A. texanus)