Sweat Bee

Scientific Name: Agapostemon sp.

Family: Halictidae

Native Range:

Size: Small – Medium, 7 – 15 mm (0.3 – 0.6 in)*

Nest: Ground, Loamy soil*

Active: Late spring – fall*

Color and Appearance: Bright green head and thorax, some species with green abdomen, other species with black and white (females), or black and yellow (males) striped abdomen*

Pollen Collection: Scopae hind legs*

Flight Distance: Unknown

*From Heather Holm, Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants. Minetonka: Pollination Press, LLC, 2014., p. 260.

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