Widespread and often abundant, finding this species usually requires wet feet and/or a boat, though males will occasionally visit other plants for nectar.

Identification: This is a medium-small black bee, with abundant hairs and a long head.

Similar Species: Beebalm Shortface (Dufourea monardae). Additionally, some larger Lasioglossum found in wetlands are also black with noticeable hairs, though not as hairy. The odd head shape of Short-faced Bees is usually readily apparent.

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.

Unless otherwise specified, specimen photos in the grid are courtesy of Margarita Miklasevskaja at PCYU with funding from NSERC-CANPOLIN.