This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Fayetteville, Arkansas Deland, Florida New Smyrna Beach, Florida Boise, Idaho Yale, Iowa Hebron, Kentucky Skowhegan, Maine Finksburg, Maryland Swansea, Massachusetts Minneapolis, Minnesota Eunice, Missouri Republic, Missouri Trenton, New Jersey Medina, New York Greensboro, North Carolina Allentown, Pennsylvania Clarksburg, West Virginia Kenosha, Wisconsin
On Jul 15, 2008, Wilfong1 from Clarksburg, WV wrote:
We have only recently discovered this beautiful bee in out flower garden. It is smaller than a Honey bee but much larger than a Sweat bee. We now have 3 of them that visit with us. They are not aggressive, in fact they are rather camera shy. I would appreciate any and all information on this little fella.
I have discovered this beautiful little bee in my lawn while mowing. I'm between Rochester NY and Buffalo NY. Wanted to be sure they were not a pest but have seen them collecting pollen so they can stay.
I first saw this "bee" in my front yard acting like a honey bee on my spiderwort flower. I thought it was beautiful. Later the same week I found a small hole next to my nasturtium seedling in the back yard. I suspected a bug so I kept pouring water into the hole. Later I saw Agapostemon Virescens come out of the hole. I have heard they take care of young in the underground "burrow" - It is quite active and goes in and out a lot. I have seen two of them now. I don't know if they are mates or one of the original's young or just another individual.
On Jul 1, 2013, Chillybean from Near Central, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I am just thrilled to see this. We began planting natives last summer and now we are seeing native pollinators. This one was not camera shy like one of the above commenters, so was able to get a nice photo. It was feeding from my Cow Slobber. It never bothered me and I hope we see more.
Oh, if I had anything negative to say... what a horrid common name! :)