This bellflower specialists seems to be quite at home in gardens around the state. A known host to multiple cleptoparasites, including one distinctive species - Louisiana Painted-Dark Bee (Stelis louisae) - that hasn't been found in Vermont.

 Identification: Among the Leafcutter bees, this is one of the smallest and least hairy, also one of only a few species with a parallel sided abdomens.

Similar Species:

Global Status: Secure

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.