This was one of the more surprising finds of the Wild Bee Survey. Known primarily from further west, this is a Groundcherry and Tomatillo specialist that is very similar to the more common and widespread Broad-footed Cellophane Bee (Colletes latitarsis).

Identification: This is a moderately sized, hairy gray bee.
Similar Species: Broad-footed Cellophane Bee (Colletes latitarsis) is slightly larger and has a broader third segment on the hind legs.

Global Status: Not Ranked

Vermont Status: S1S2


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