Where present, this can be an abundant species. Most likely in sandy areas with goldenrods or other composites in July through September.

Identification: Relatively distinctive among VT fauna, though small and not particularly ‘bee like’. Males and females both have yellow marks on the face and 6 to 8 yellow dots on the abdomen.

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Global Status: Not Ranked

Vermont Status: Not Ranked


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