Occurrence Status: Confirmed

Identification: Large and distinctive, this may be the ‘scariest’ looking bee in Vermont with a heavily sculptured body and large mandibles.

Distribution: The first known specimen from Vermont was collected in 2010. It remains uncommon and patchily distributed. Like many Megachile sp., it is a cavity nester and has been known to take over holes of Eastern Carpenter Bees.

Check out the map below to see where Sculptured Resin Bees have been seen in Vermont.

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