Green Metallic Bee (Agapostemon splendens)

Order: Hymenoptera (hy-men-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Halictidae
Genus: Agapostemon
Species: splendens

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Marion, Arkansas
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Members' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 20, 2009, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

Have seen this species in my neighbor's pool - they are tough to die compare to flies, etc which doesn't last long. They are very attracted to the water - they are rather large for sweat bees. They have a metallic green upper body while the lower bodies look strongly like a wasp even down to the shape and colors. Noticed in August.

Neutral

On Jul 2, 2008, pford1854 from Marion, AR (Zone 7b) wrote:

Used this as reference:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/74478
tried to match up several images with BG.