All three species of Blunt-Horn Bee known from the eastern US could occur in Vermont. This genus appears similar to both Mining Bees and Cellophane Bees. Any medium-large and hairy bee on the appropriate host plant should be extensively photographed.

Unless otherwise specified, photos are courtesy of Michael Veit.

Species Identification

A good key to the three New England species can be found here. Some, but probably not all, will be identifiable from photos, though the associated flower is a good clue. The hard part is finding the bees – take lots of photos if find one!

This map shows host plants (not including cranberry) as well as any future Blunt-Horned Bee records.

Please note that many of our datasets have not been published yet, so the maps are incomplete.