Green Bee (four photos)
I found this beautiful Metallic Green Bee
in my garden in Taylorsville, Utah. They are
hard to photograph because
they are so aware of your presence and
tend to make a quick getaway when approached.
The eyes are fascinating.
© Carol Davis 5-7-2012
This one found the yellow flowers
especially attractive, and I can't say I blame
him. It's so cool to see
a garden alive with bees. © Carol Davis,
According to Bugguide, there are 11
different species in our area. ©
Carol Davis, 2000
These last two photos show two different
species of Metallic Green Bees. Notice
the difference in
the antennae, wings and leg size and coloring.
The third photo is from Antelope Island and
this one was taken at Bear River Bird Refuge.
If you scroll down on this
page on Bugguide, you
will see some of the different species. ©
Carol Davis, 2005 and 2006
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