This sand obligate is very rare in Vermont, limited to a few of the largest sand deposits in Chittenden and Franklin County.

Identification: Females are likely recognizable by their dark brown wings, while males may be recognized by their massively swollen hind femur. 

Similar Species: Similar to the more widespread Silky Striped Sweat Bee (Agapostemon sericeus) and Texas Striped Sweat Bee (Agapostemon texanus).

Global Status: G5

Vermont Status: S1


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