This odd species is easiest to find on Blueberry farms. It is a blueberry (Genus Vaccinium) specialist that seems to be uncommon to rare on wild blueberries in Vermont, though has been found on numerous farms in Chittenden County.

Identification: The extremely long face and mandibles of the female is unique, as is the partially pale clypeus of the male.

Similar Species: Carolina Miner Bee (Andrena carolina) – Another blueberry specialist with an elongated face, though not quite to the same extent. Carolina have relatively broad facial fovae versus narrow on Bradley’s.

Global Status: Not Ranked

Vermont Status: Not Ranked


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Distribution: To see the global distribution, check out the iNaturalist account, and toggle the GBIF layer on the map.