No catchy title today. Just a shot of this sweet sweat bee on guess what…Boneset, of course.
Brown-winged Striped Sweat Bee-Agapostemon splendens. These are actually more green than here. The flash reflects and creates a golden impression, same as with the Elephant Mosquito, but the thorax is mostly green as are the eyes. I thought that maybe the light was reflecting actual sweat from the bee but they get that name as they are attracted to sweat, not because they perspire.
Someday I will capture one of these without the use of flash but they are quite active so the flash does make chasing them easier.