• Family: Megachilidae
  • Tribe: Anthidiini
  • Approximate # species in region: 1
  • Common name: small wool-carder bees

A tiny, compact anthidiine, with only a single exotic member of the genus found eastern North America. Distinctively marked black and whitish-yellow, with bright orange legs. Builds nests above ground and lines them with soft plant fibers. This Eurasian species was first spotted in New Jersey in 2008 and has since spread throughout the region. Particularly fond of urban areas and small asters like Erigeron spp. and knapweeds (Centaurea)

Species covered:

Scientific NameCommon NamePhenologyHabitatForage
Pseudoanthidium nanumEuropean small-woolcarder beeSummerDisturbed areas, citiesAsteraceae

Species requiring accounts: none