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Species Agapostemon splendens - Brown-winged 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, Furrow, Nomiine, and Shortface Bees)
Subfamily Halictinae (Sweat and Furrow Bees)
Tribe Halictini
Genus Agapostemon (Striped Sweat Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Agapostemon)
Species splendens (Brown-winged Striped-Sweat bee)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Halictus splendens Lepeletier, 1841; Agapostemon aeruginosus Smith, 1853
Explanation of Names
Agapostemon (Agapostemon) splendens (Lepeletier, 1841)
Size
Female: Length 10mm(1)
Male: Length 11mm(1)
Identification
Males: Hind femora robust, thickened, only about twice as long as the greatest width.
Females: Abdomen metallic green.
Dark wings, not clear.
Range
Montana to Arizona to Florida to Maine.
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.
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)
Works Cited
1.Bees of the eastern United States
Mitchell T.B. 1962. Tech. Bull. (NC Agric. Exp. Sta.): No. 141 (538 pp.), 1960; and No. 152 (557 pp.).