This poorly known species is one of the most unexpected finds of the Vermont Wild Bee Survey. Primarily known from the Midwest, this species is thought to be a associated with prairie habitat, though recent records are few and far between. Two specimens have been collected in Vermont, both from Malaise traps in the southern Champlain Valley.
Identification: This moderately sized Megachile species is best recognized by the uniquely elongated mandibles.
Similar Species: See also Sculptured Resin Bee, Pugnacious Leafcutter Bee, and Bellflower Resin Bee.
Global Status: G2/G3
Vermont Status: Not Ranked
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Living Atlas Species Page
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