silky striped sweat bee

(Agapostemon sericeus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

silky striped sweat bee

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NNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

 

Flight/Season

April to October

Habitat

 

Size

to 7 16 long

    Photo by Angela B.
 
Identification

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.

 
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Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 24, 29, 30, 82.
 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps, and sawflies)

 

Suborder:

Apocrita (wasps, ants and bees)

 

No Rank:

Aculeata

 

Superfamily:

Apoidea (bees)

 

Family:

Halictidae (sweat bees)

 

Subfamily:

Halictinae

 

Tribe:

Halictini

 
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Common
Names

metallic green bee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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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.

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