Pollinator of the Day

Agapostemon virescens, or the Bicolored Agapostemon Sweat Bee, is found throughout most of North America. This particular model of sweat bee comes in a nice metallic green on the anterior with some sporty black and yellow bands on the posterior, and measures in at 10-13mm long. No word on how quick she is in a quarter mile, but the females do appear to be relatively fast (get your mind out of the gutter, weirdo). They prefer to park in the underground garage making them “ground-nesters.” Do they pollinate? You betcha! ”¬†Agapostemon are generalists. Like other members of the family Halictidae, they are short-tongued and thus have difficulty extracting nectar from deep flowers. Males can be observed flying slowly around flowers looking for females.” Don’t we all.

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