This is a common ground nesting species can be one of the most abundant bees at some locations. Active late April - Early November.

Identification: The end of the mandible of females is shaped like a mitten, though this is often not visible in photos. While variable in size, this tends to be the smallest green bee in VT. Especially small and golden individuals are probably safely ID without seeing finer details.

Similar Species: Most similar to Pure Green Sweat Bees (Augochlora pura), many won’t be identifiable from photos.

Global Status: Secure (G5)

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.