Ultra-green sweat bee on cosmos


This is the first time I observed an ultra-green sweat bee Agapostemon texanus here in our garden.

In the image above it had just landed on a cosmos cupcakes white blossom.

This bee is a native to California and common throughout North America.

It is most active from late spring through fall.

Females nest in the soil, usually in bare, flat ground.

The last time I saw one of these was in the backyard of our previous home, where it was on an orange sulphur Klondike cosmos.

Yes, cosmos is one of their favored nectar plants.

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