Metallic Green Bee (Agapostemon splendens)

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

In the sweat bee family (Halictidae). Female:

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Shown on Florida Native Plant: ASTER (Symphyotrichum spp.)

Learn: http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/HallG/Melitto/floridabees/agapostemon.htm
Learn more: http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?search=Agapostemon+splendens

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Male on Bidens alba:

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