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Species Agapostemon texanus - Texas Striped-Sweat bee

Bee - Agapostemon texanus - male Green Metallic Bee? / Sweat Bee? - Agapostemon texanus - female Green sweat bee ID - Agapostemon texanus Green bee on Helenium (Augochlorella?) - Agapostemon texanus Bee - Agapostemon texanus - female metallic green bee - Agapostemon texanus - female Agapostemon texanus - female Agapostemon texanus or melliventris? - 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 (Striped-Sweat bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Agapostemon)
Species texanus (Texas Striped-Sweat bee)
Other Common Names
Texan Agapostemon
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Agapostemon borealis; Agapostemon californicus; Agapostemon proscriptus; Agapostemon joseanus; Agapostemon sulfuripes; Agapostemon cyanozonus; Agapostemon proscriptellus
Explanation of Names
Agapostemon texanus Cresson, 1872
Identification
Scutum of female shining and "double punctate" that is with punctures of two different sizes.
Range
widely dist. - Map (Discover Life)
Season
April to November (BG data)
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.