This southern species has been recorded once in 2018 in Rutland County. Though similar to the more common Pugnacious Leafcutter Bee, at least females of this species should be readily identifiable from clear photos.
Identification: This is a moderately large Leafcutter Bee with parallel sides to the abdomen and white hair bands on T1-T4.
Similar Species: Most similar to the Pugnacious Leafcutter Bee (Megachile pugnata), Hostile Leafcutter Bees lack the distinct point on the checks of female Pugnacious Leafcutter Bees.
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.
Unless otherwise specified, specimen photos in the grid are courtesy of Margarita Miklasevskaja at PCYU with funding from NSERC-CANPOLIN.