Augochlorini Metallic Sweat Bee

The Augochlorini metallic sweat bee is fairly common in early spring.  Sweat bees can be different colors but most often stand out when they are metallic. They are unique to the Hymenoptera with a curved basal vein and two or three submarginal cells in the forewing. They are solitary in nature and nest in the ground or feed on pollen.