Metallic Green Bee (Agapostemon splendens)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Metallic Green Bee (Agapostemon splendens)

Also known as sweat bees. this one is male.

Learn: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in897

http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?search=Agapostemon+splendens

Key: http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/HallG/Melitto/floridabees/agapostemon.htm

Shown on Florida Native Plant: PAINTEDLEAF; FIRE-ON-THE-MOUNTAIN (Poinsettia cyathophora)

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2 comments
  1. I still remember the first time I spotted a green bee … Wow, I felt like a child again. So wondrous!

    • Loret said:

      Hi Kathy! eye catching, for sure. Mom nature sure has a way with her color schemes 🙂

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