This is a blueberry specialist with a long face to reach the within the deep flowers of Vacciniums. It has been found across the state, though more targeting of flowering blueberries (and similar shrubs) is warranted to better document its abundance here.

 Identification: The face of this species is among the longest of VT’s Mining Bees, though slightly shorter than that of Bradley’s Mining Bee.

Similar Species: Bradley’s Mining Bee (Andrena bradleyi) is also associated with Blueberries, though has an even longer face. Males have a partially yellow clypeus and females have narrow facial fovae.

Global Status: Not Ranked

Vermont Status: Not Ranked


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Distribution: To see the global distribution, check out the iNaturalist account, and toggle the GBIF layer on the map.