Sweat bees in the yard

Sweat bees are fairly common. We get two kinds here in my yard, neither of which are common enough to have common names, but which I see fairly frequently: Agapostemon splendens and Halictus poeyi. The “splendid” green Agapostemon moves very quickly; a good shot of it is fairly rare. But H. poeyi is a bit more sedate, allowing for some decent portraits. Here are a few.

From a post in 2012:

From bugguide.net, where I posted the pic to confirm the ID this fall:

Sweat bee (Halictus poeyi). Boca Raton, FL, October 5, 2014.

And from this breezy morning, a rather cooperative individual letting me get the traditional profile shot and a “face shot”:

Sweat bee (Halictus poeyi). Boca Raton, FL, February 7, 2015.

Sweat bee (Halictus poeyi). Boca Raton, FL, February 7, 2015.

Sweat bee (Halictus poeyi) "face." Boca Raton, FL, February 7, 2015.

Sweat bee (Halictus poeyi) “face.” Boca Raton, FL, February 7, 2015.

Hope you don’t mind sweating a little bit in the yard!