Cuckoo Carder Bees (Stelis) are rare kleptoparasites of other Megachilidae.
Genus level ID
Constrained Cuckoo Carder Bee
Federal Cuckoo Carder Bee
Spot-sided Dark Bee
Sixteen-spotted Cuckoo Carder Bee
Other Possible Stelis
European Small-Woolcarder (Pseudoanthidium nanum) – A safe bet that it shows up in VT by 2025
Florentine Wool-carder Bee (Anthidium florentinum)
Northeastern Pebble Bee (Dianthidium simile)
Unless otherwise specified, photos are courtesy of Margarita Miklasevskaja at PCYU with funding from NSERC-CANPOLIN.
Please note that many of our datasets have not been published yet, so the maps are incomplete.