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Species Agapostemon virescens - Bicolored Striped-Sweat bee

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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 (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
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
Mitchell, T.B. 1960 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 141.
Roberts, 1973. Bees of Northwestern America: AGAPOSTEMON. Agricultural Experimental Station. Oregon State University.
Internet References