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Old Aug 1, 2011, 10:42 AM   #1
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Default Mr. and Mrs. Sweatbee

They really need to come up with a better name for this beautiful insect !!! Anyway, apparently the female is all green, and the male has the yellow/black abdomen.






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Old Aug 1, 2011, 11:39 AM   #2
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Excellent shots Saly - maybe Sweet Bees?
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That's some close up detail. You can always do what I do and make up names .
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Very nice shots of an very interesting insect.

The correct name is Agapostemon texanus.

I have never seen such bees before.
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Excellent shots saly, you certainly have a wide range critters to shot, thanks for sharing
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Thanks everyone!

Clint - I understand that they bite, so "sweet" may not be a fitting name either
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Very nice macros. I love your interesting and colourful bugs.
I have some interesting macros of the white daisy like your #1, highlighting the beautiful centre of the flower - just difficult sometimes with the white blowout.
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I've never seen a green bee! Awesome!
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Thanks everyone!

Clint - I understand that they bite, so "sweet" may not be a fitting name either
They aren't very sweet, they will sting but it's usually when you try to rub them off. They can be real pests.
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Old Aug 4, 2011, 2:12 AM   #10
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very nice shots
beatiful green on insects
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