This is one of the more widespread and common Longhorn Cuckoos in VT.
Identification: Challenging to ID from photos. Long, thin hairs on the thorax are distinctive, but unlikely to show up in photos.
Similar Species: Several rarer Longhorn Cuckoos are quite similar.
Known or Suspected Hosts: Drury’s Long-horned Bee (Melissodes druriellus)
Global Status: Not Ranked
Vermont Status: Not Ranked
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Living Atlas Species Page
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