Agapostemon splendens

Brown-winged Striped Sweat Bee

agapostemon-splendens, Splendid Metallic Green Bee


Family: Halictidae

Subfamily: Halictinae

Tribe: Halictini

Length: 10 - 11 mm


Agapostemon is a New World genus of sweat bees. Members of the genus have the common name Striped Sweat Bees because of the abdominal markings. They are found throughout North and South America.

Photo location: 29 July 2011. Female. In a sand blowout, Marietta Sand Prairie, Iowa. At the BugGuide annual gathering.

Determined by Dr. John S. Ascher.

Splendid Metallic Bee, Agapostemon splendens, Halictidae