The more I learn about native bee species, the more I am blown away! Agapostemon Texanus is a sweat bee group that has a metallic green head and thorax, and the males have black and yellow stripes on the abdomen, while females are metallic green. What a cool looking male bee! Sweat bees are smaller than honey bees and they visit flowers with shallow nectar pools; they have short tongues. You can catch a glimpse of these bees from late Spring through Summer, throughout the US! I was inspired by a friend to look these bees up, and I am happy I did! Check out these photos and keep an eye out in your own back yard! I will post more on this species tomorrow.