This is the most common fall Cellophane-cuckoo, best found on goldenrod in August.

Identification: Though somewhat variable, the red scutellum eliminates most of the similar species in VT.

Similar Species: The Dwarf Cellophane-cuckoo Bee (Epeolus pusillus) is the most similar species, though much rarer. It is generally smaller with little to no red on the scutellum.

Known or Suspected Hosts: Spine-shouldered Cellophane Bee (Colletes simulans)

Global Status: Not Ranked

Vermont Status: Not Ranked


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