Occurrence Status: Confirmed

Identification: Superficially similar to several sweat bees (family Halictidae), this species can be recognized with experience and identified on iNaturalist from mediocre photos.

Distribution: This species is widespread and abundant mid-summer on non-native clovers and vetches. It is found from Lake Champlain to the upper reaches of Mount Mansfield.

Check out the map below to see where Wilke’s Mining Bees have been seen in Vermont.

Banner Photo: Spencer Hardy