This species is widely distributed across the northern hemisphere and in Vermont. It is an early spring bee that nests in sandy soil.

Female Long-lipped Mining Bee ©Michael Veit


Identification: A relatively large Mining Bee with dense, brownish hair on the thorax and distinct white hair bands on the abdomen.

Similar Species: Trout-lily Mining Bee (Andrena erythronii)

Global Status: G5 – Secure

Vermont Status: Not Ranked


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