As the name implies, this bee is a specialist on Waterleaf. In Vermont, this means Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum) which is a woodland flower that blooms in June.
Identification: Moderately sized and hairy – best identified in conjunction with its host flower.
Global Status: Not Ranked
Vermont Status: Not Ranked
For more information, visit the following links:
Living Atlas Species Page
To see the global distribution, check out the iNaturalist account, and toggle the GBIF layer on the map. This map shows both Virginia Waterleaf (green) and Waterleaf Miner (blue).