Agapostemon

This beautiful, metallic bee is not a tropical species, but it is certainly spectacular! Agaposetmon is one of our most brilliant bees, and are rather common summer flower visitors. They are solitary, though some species live communally and you can find nests relatively close together. Agapostemon belongs to a group of bees commonly called “sweat bees” due to their occasional habit of lapping up sweat.