Pay attention to Nature

In case you’re wondering about the insect in this photo- Metallic Green Bee (Agapostemon)- are among the most strikingly noticeable of our native bee species with their metallic green or blue-green sheen and exotic mix of colors. These small bright green bees are a very solitary ground nesting sweat bee species that makes its nests in separate locations and tends to each alone, unlike some of its more communal (eusocial) relatives which sometimes share their nesting tunnels.The female green bees are fast fliers and have solid coloring while the males tend to fly more slowly while searching for females in the garden and have distinct stripes of different colors on their abdomens. (Thank you BeeFriendly.ca for information)

 

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