One of the rarest bees in the northeast, with very few recent records in the region. The only Vermont record is a 1972 specimen in the Middlebury College insect collection. Most records in the region are from lakeshore sand deposits and flowers in the sunflower family.

Identification: Superficially similar to several of the other black and yellow bees, but with its own distinct pattern. Look for the notch in each yellow band.  

Similar Species: See other similar bees here.

Known or Suspected Hosts/Parasites:

Global Status: Not ranked

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.