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No Sweat Being Green

Male sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, on purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeepers describe their honey bees as "my girls" or "my beautiful girls." It's a term of endearment. Now take the green metallic sweat bee,...

Male sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, on purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Male sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, on purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, on a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Note the metallic green head and thorax of a male sweat bee,  Agapostemon texanus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Note the metallic green head and thorax of a male sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Note the metallic green head and thorax of a male sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spotted cucumber beetle (a pest) and male sweat bee,  Agapostemon texanus, sharing a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Spotted cucumber beetle (a pest) and male sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, sharing a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spotted cucumber beetle (a pest) and male sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, sharing a purle coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Wearing of the Green

Male green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, nectaring on a seaside daisy,  Erigeron glaucus Wayne Roderick at Tomales Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's St. Patrick's Day tomorrow and time for "The Wearing of the Green." "The Wearing of the Green" is actually an Irish street ballad dating back...

Male green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, nectaring on a seaside daisy,  Erigeron glaucus Wayne Roderick at Tomales Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Male green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, nectaring on a seaside daisy, Erigeron glaucus Wayne Roderick at Tomales Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, nectaring on a seaside daisy, the Erigeron glaucus Wayne Roderick at Tomales Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of metallic green sweat bee, a male. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of metallic green sweat bee, a male. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of metallic green sweat bee, a male. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Female metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Something Quite Magical

Green Metallic Sweat Bee

There's something so magical and captivating about the metallic green sweat bee.Shouldn't it be yellow? No.Is it a bee? Yes.Does it attract...

Green Metallic Sweat Bee
Green Metallic Sweat Bee

THIS MALE green metallic sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, is nectaring a Seaside daisy, the Erigeron glaucus Wayne Roderick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Going Up
Going Up

SHOWING ITS STRIPES, the male green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, climbs up a Seaside daisy (Erigeron glaucus Wayne Roderick). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Eyes Have It
The Eyes Have It

EYES of the metallic green sweat bee are clearly visible in this photo of a bee nectaring an aster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 10:14 PM

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