This odd species is easiest to find on Blueberry farms. It is a blueberry (Genus Vaccinium) specialist that seems to be uncommon to rare on wild blueberries in Vermont, though has been found on numerous farms in Chittenden County.

Female Bradley’s Mining Bee showing long face, courtesy of USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab

Bradley’s Mining Bee Male showing the partially pale clypeus © Sequoia Sempervirens

Identification: The extremely long face of the female is unique, as is the partially pale clypeus of the male.

Similar Species: Carolina Miner Bee (Andrena carolina) – Another blueberry specialist with an elongated face, though not to the same extent.

Global Status: Not Ranked

Vermont Status: Not Ranked


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