The dazzling wildflower show of rich northern hardwood forests in early May is accompanied by an equally fascinating, but much less appreciated flush of bee activity. The mining bee species below are all tied to particular spring ephemerals, and possible to ID from clear photos in association with their host plant.

Genus level ID: See the Mining Bee page for tips on separating other genera.

Click each box for more details on a given species.

Specialization data primarily from Jarrod Fowler.