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Species Agapostemon femoratus - Large-femured Striped-Sweat bee

Agapostemon femorata - Agapostemon femoratus - male Agapostemon femoratus - male Agapostemon femoratus - male Agapostemon femoratus - male
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 Shortface Bees)
Subfamily Halictinae (Sweat and Furrow Bees)
Tribe Halictini
Genus Agapostemon (Striped Sweat Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Agapostemon)
Species femoratus (Large-femured Striped-Sweat bee)
Explanation of Names
Agapostemon (Agapostemon) femoratus Crawford, 1901
Identification
Males can be differentiated from many (not all) other species by the enlarged hind femora.
Range
Canada: Southern portions of Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.
USA: North Dakota to New Mexico west to the Pacific.
Season
July
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.
Print References
Roberts, R.B. (1972). Revision of the bee genus Agapostemon (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 49(9):437-590. (Full Text)
Roberts, R.B. (1973). Bees of northwestern America: Agapostemon (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Agricultural Experiment Station, Oregon State University, Technical Bulletin 125: 1–23. (Full Text)
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