This distinctive fall species is widespread across Vermont, found almost exclusively on Goldenrod and Asters.

Male Cloudy-winged Mining Bee ©Michael Veit

Identification: Both males and females can be easily recognized by their dark wings held at out from the body. Additionally features include small size and very distinct white hair bands on the abdomen (T2 – T5).

Similar Species: Canadian Mining Bee (Andrena canadensis) is another small, goldenrod specalist with distinct hair bands, but it lacks the dark wings of the Cloudy-winged Mining Bee. 

Global Status: Not Ranked

Vermont Status: Not Ranked


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