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.


Female Waterleaf Mining Bee ©Spencer Hardy

Identification: Moderately sized and hairy – best identified in conjunction with its host flower.

Similar Species:

Global Status: Not Ranked

Vermont Status: Not Ranked


For more information, visit the following links:

Discover Life
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).