No Common Name Agapostemon splendens (Lepeletier, 1841)  

Status:

This species is widespread but prefers sandy areas. It is found along the Chesapeake Bay and on the central Eastern Shore. Flies from April to October.

Description:

Males distinguished from A. virescens by very wide hind femora. Females have a greenish thorax.

Nests are categorized as ground burrows, and social behavior is categorized as solitary to communal (Selfridge et al., 2017).

There are 40 records in the project database.

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Agapostemon splendens on Assateague Island, Maryland (10/13/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A male Agapostemon splendens in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/19/2015). Verified by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A male Agapostemon splendens in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/16/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A male Agapostemon splendens in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/16/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Agapostemon splendens in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/31/2009). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A male Agapostemon splendens in Pasadena, Maryland (10/18/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A female Agapostemon splendens in Anne Arundel, Maryland. Photo by Sam Droege. (MBP list)


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