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Species Agapostemon texanus - Texas Agapostemon

Bee - Agapostemon texanus - male Agapostemon? - Agapostemon texanus - male Green Metallic Bee? / Sweat Bee? - Agapostemon texanus Green bee on Helenium (Augochlorella?) - Agapostemon texanus Metallic green sweat bee - Agapostemon texanus Metallic green sweat bee - Agapostemon texanus Metallic green sweat bee - Agapostemon texanus Sweat Bee? - Agapostemon texanus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Halictidae (Sweat Bees)
Subfamily Halictinae
Tribe Halictini
Genus Agapostemon (Metallic Green Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Agapostemon)
Species texanus (Texas Agapostemon)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Agapostemon borealis; Agapostemon californicus; Agapostemon proscriptus; Agapostemon joseanus; Agapostemon sulfuripes; Agapostemon cyanozonus; Agapostemon proscriptellus
Identification
Scutum of female shining and "double punctate" that is with punctures of two different sizes.
Range
British Columbia and Washington to Maine, south to Mexico and Georgia.
Season
April to November.
Food
Visits flowers from several families. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
See Also
Print References
Mitchell, T.B. 1960 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 141.
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