This colorful species is found in the northern parts of North America and Europe. In Vermont it can be found with relative ease on flowering willows in April and May.

Identification: A particularly hairy bee with orange hairs on the top of the thorax and hind tibia.

Similar Species:

Frigid Mining Bee (Andrena frigida) – Males are quite similar, but lack the orange or reddish hind tarsi of Clark’s Mining Bees.

Milwaukee Mining Bee (Andrena milwaukeensis) – Female share a similar hair color on the thorax, but Milwaukee Mining Bees also have orange hairs on the front half of the abdomen (black in Clark’s Mining Bee).

Global Status: Not Ranked

Vermont Status: Not Ranked

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