Thought to be a specialist on penstamon, this species is only known from a handful of sites in the state, and is yet to be collected off penstamon in VT.
Only the females are readily identifiable from photos, and even then a clear photo of the face is needed. The hairs between the false eyes (ocelli) are distinctively long and forward facing.
Females are 9 mm in length, males are 7-8 mm in length.
Global Status: Secure.
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