• Family: Apidae
  • Tribe: Anthophorini
  • Approximate # species in region: 1
  • Common name: digger bees

Habropoda are chunky, speedy bees, represented in our region by a single species. Habropoda laboriosa is a robust spring bee that looks much like a bumble bee, but females gather pollen in scopal brushes rather than corbiculae and males have big cream-colored spots on their faces.

Species covered:

Scientific NameCommon NamePhenologyHabitatForage
Habropoda laboriosaBlueberry digger beeSpringSandEricaceae, but also Cercis and Prunus

Species requiring accounts: none