This widespread bee is uncommon in VT and difficult to confidently ID from photos.
Identification: Relatively small for a Cellophane Bee, without dark hairs on the thorax.
Similar Species: Goldenrod Cellophane Bee (Colletes solidaginis) are similar sized, but with more abundant pale gold hairs on the abdomen. Apparently is restricted to areas of high-quality sand.
Global Status: Not Ranked
Vermont Status: Not Ranked
For more information, visit the following links:
Living Atlas Species Page
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