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Species Agapostemon splendens

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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 splendens (Agapostemon splendens)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Agapostemon aeruginosus
Explanation of Names
Author: Lepeletier 1841.
Size
Female 10 mm. Male 11 mm
Identification
Males: Hind femora robust, thickened, only about twice as long as the greatest width.
Females: Abdomen metallic green.
Dark wings, not clear.
Range
North Dakota to Maine, south to Texas and Florida.
Season
April to October, with records in Florida of February, March and 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.
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