Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: Bee with metallic green head

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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Jun 16, 2014 4:24 PM CST
I saw this today on a mallow flower. What kind us it? Anyone seen it before?
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Name: Glen Ingram
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Jun 16, 2014 5:35 PM CST
It's a stunner!
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Name: Peggy
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Jul 5, 2014 3:34 AM CST
Metallic Green Bee
females are often metallic green all over while the males have a yellow-and-black striped abdomen and metallic green head and thorax.
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Name: Christine
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Jul 11, 2014 10:14 AM CST
Also called Green Sweat Bees, Agapostemon.
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