green metallic bee

key characteristics

  • Size: Medium
  • Body shape very slender
  • Color: metallic green, sometimes with black and yellow stripes on abdomen
  • Carry pollen on hind legs
  • Fast flying 

Note: Some hairy belly bees may also appear green metallic.  Check where the bee is carrying pollen.  Green Metallic bees will carry pollen on their hind legs, while harry belly bees carry pollen on the underside of their abdomen.