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Species Agapostemon virescens - Bicolored Striped Sweat bee

Green Metallic Bee - Halictid bee - Agapostemon? - Agapostemon virescens - female Bee - Agapostemon virescens - female Metallic Green Bee (Agapostemon virescens) - Agapostemon virescens Agapostemon sp.? - Agapostemon virescens - female bee - Agapostemon virescens - male Agopostemon - virescens? - Agapostemon virescens Agapostemon ? - Agapostemon virescens - male Metallic green sweat bee - Agapostemon virescens
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, Furrow, Nomiine, and Short-faced Bees)
Subfamily Halictinae (Sweat and Furrow Bees)
Tribe Halictini
Genus Agapostemon (Striped Sweat Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Agapostemon)
Species virescens (Bicolored Striped Sweat bee)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Andrena virescens; Andrena nigricornis; Halictus dimidiatus; Halictus tricolor; Agapostemon bicolor
Explanation of Names
Agapostemon (Agapostemon) virescens (Fabricius, 1775)
Identification
Males: Hind femora slender, fully three times as long as the greatest width.
Females: Abdomen black, with pale basal fasciae.
Range
Washington and British Columbia to Quebec and Maine, south to Texas and Florida.
Season
April to October.
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
Roberts, R.B. (1972). Revision of the bee genus Agapostemon (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 49(9):437-590. (Full Text)
Eickwort, G. C. (1981). Aspects of the nesting biology of five Nearctic species of Agapostemon (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 337-351. (Full Text)
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