Agapostemon virescens

Agapostemon virescens

The male of Agapostemon virescens has a bright metallic green head and thorax, and a metasoma banded with black and yellow. It may be distinguished from males of A. coloradinus by the absence of a long brown or black streak on the posterior surface of its hind femur. The male of A. virescens may be distinguished from those of A. femoratus, A. melliventris, A. texanus, and A. angelicus by the depression and medial ridge on the apical half of its last visible (sixth) metasomal sternum. The female of this species has a bright metallic green head and thorax, and a black metasoma banded with short, dense, white hair. The female of A. virescens may be distinguished from females of A. coloradinus by its hyaline wings, coarse genal striac (2-3 per 0.25 min) and largely yellow mandibles. It may be distinguished from those females of A. nielliventris having black metasoma by the lack of yellow on its clypeus.
Flies from April to October.

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