silky striped sweat bee

(Agapostemon sericeus)

Conservation Status
silky striped sweat bee
Photo by Angela B.
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

The head and thorax are bright metalic green to bluish-green. The thorax is rough with fine, deep, contiguous punctures, all of the same size. The male abdomen is black with yellow bands. The female abdomen is bright metalic green to bluish-green.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

to 7 16 long

 
     
 

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Habitat
 
 

 

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

April to October

 
     
 

Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Larva Food

 
 

 

 
     
 

Adult Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

24, 29, 30, 82.

 
  10/3/2020      
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps, and sawflies)  
 

Suborder

Apocrita (wasps, ants and bees)  
 

Infraorder

Aculeata (ants, bees and stinging wasps)  
  Clade Anthophila  
 

Superfamily

Apoidea (apoid wasps, bees, sphecoid wasps)  
 

Family

Halictidae (sweat and furrow bees)  
 

Subfamily

Halictinae  
 

Tribe

Halictini  
 

Genus

Agapostemon (striped sweat bees)  
  Subgenus Agapostemon  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

silky striped sweat bee

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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I saw one for the first time while taking photos at the center.

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Alfredo Colon
8/12/2019

Location: Woodbury, MN

silky striped sweat bee


John Teske
9/11/2017

Location: Oronoco, MN

silky striped sweat bee


Angela B.
6/4/2016

Location: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Bloomington, MN

I saw one for the first time while taking photos at the center.

silky striped sweat bee


     
     
 
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