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Insect of the Month:

Agapostemon angelicus

Agapostemon angelicus, Green Sweat Bee

  • These bright-green metallic bees are often called “Sweat Bees” because of their close relatives in Halictus and Lasioglossum, though Agapostemon are not attracted to human sweat.
  • Many species in this genus are solitary, but some nest communally where up to 24 females may share a single nest entrance while still provisioning their own brood cells.
  • Green Sweat Bees are considered generalists, or polylectic, meaning they will forage on a wide variety of floral resources. 


Visit the Agapostemon angelicus, Green Sweat Bee species page to see what plants these insects visit.