This gorgeous bee seems to be restricted to areas of high quality sand, with only a few scattered VT records. As the name implies, its a specialist on goldenrod.
Identification: Largely covered in short, golden hairs. Small.
Similar Species: Most similar to the American Cellophane Bee (Colletes americanus), but with more abundant golden hairs on the abdomen.
Global Status: Not Ranked
Vermont Status: Not Ranked
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Living Atlas Species Page
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