Metallic Green Bee (Agapostemon splendens)

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

A member of the Halictidae family. also referred to as sweat bees. This one is male.

“Adult halictids eat nectar, and collect nectar and pollen for the larvae. All halictids are mass provisioners, that is, the adults provision each cell with all the food (pollen and nectar) a larva will need until it emerges.” source:

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Shown on Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba


  1. I will never forget when I sighted my first green bee! What magic!

    • Loret said:

      love when the buggies are so darn cooperative…..I think perhaps it was a tad drunk on the Bidens alba and unable to move hehehehe

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