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BEES of HOWARD COUNTY, Maryland

Common Genus Species English Name Earliest Date in HC Latest Date in HC Additional Comments

ANDRENIDAE Andrena Andrena Andrena Andrena Andrena Andrena Andrena Andrena Andrena Andrena Andrena Andrena Andrena Andrena Andrena Andrena Andrena Andrena Andrena Andrena Calliopsis arabis barbara barbilabris carlini cresssonii erigeniae fennigeri forbesii ilics imitatrix miserabilis morrisonella nasonii perplexa personata pruni simplex vicina violae ziziaeformis andreniformis Mining Bee Mining Bee Mining Bee Mining Bee Mining Bee Mining Bee Mining Bee Mining Bee Mining Bee Mining Bee Mining Bee Mining Bee Mining Bee Mining Bee Mining Bee Mining Bee Mining Bee Mining Bee Mining Bee Mining Bee 15-Apr 7-Apr 1-Apr 18-Mar 18-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr 16-Apr 15-Apr 2-Apr 15-Apr 10-May 15-Apr 25-Apr 15-Apr 25-Apr 13-Sep 1-Apr 4-Apr 8-May 15-Apr 10-May 1-Apr 5-May 11-Oct 13-May 28-Apr 25-Apr 15-Apr 8-May 15-Apr 10-May 10-Jun 28-Apr 10-May 25-Apr 11-Oct 19-Jun 13-May 10-May 4-Oct First found by M. Feil in 2005 Spring beauty specialist Feeds on maple flowers

Yellow Mining Bee 31-May

HALICTIDAE Apapostemon Agapostemon Augochlora Augochlorella Augochlorella Halictus Halictus texanus Large Green Metallic Bee 19-Apr 5-Oct 15-Nov 15-Nov 15-Nov 29-Nov 4-Oct 20-Oct 29-Nov 15-Nov 15-Nov 2-Nov 31-May 2-Nov 29-Nov 2-Nov 29-Nov 15-Nov 15-Apr 5-Jul 1-Apr 26-Jun 12-Jun 15-Nov 15-Nov 15-Nov 18-Aug 5-Oct Nest parasite on other Lasioglossum 2nd record for Maryland

virescens Striped Green Metallic Bee 28-Apr pura aurata Small Green Metallic Bee Small Green Metallic Bee 1-Apr 23-Apr 13-Jul

persimilis Small Green Metallic Bee confusus ligatus Sweat Bee Sweat Bee Sweat Bee Sweat Bee Sweat Bee Sweat Bee Sweat Bee Sweat Bee Sweat Bee Sweat Bee Sweat Bee Sweat Bee Sweat Bee

8-May 13-May 1-Apr 10-May 13-Jul 19-Jun 31-May 8-May 1-Apr 2-Nov 28-Apr 2-Jul 1-Apr 19-Apr 1-Apr 26-Jun 25-Apr 10-May

Lasioglossum atlanticum Lasioglossum bruneri Lasioglossum callidum Lasioglossum coeruleum Lasioglossum coreopsis Lasioglossum coriaceum Lasioglossum cressonii Lasioglossum fuscipenne Lasioglossum illinoense Lasioglossum imitatum Lasioglossum laevissimum

Lasioglossum macoupinense Sweat Bee Lasioglossum nigroviride Lasioglossum obscurum Lasioglossum oblongum Lasioglossum pilosum Sweat Bee Sweat Bee Sweat Bee Sweat Bee

Lasioglossum platyparium Parasitic Sweat Bee 21-Jun Lasioglossum quebecense Lasioglossum rohweri Lasioglossum simplex Sweat Bee Sweat Bee Sweat Bee 1-Apr 1-Apr 5-Oct

Lasioglossum subviridatum Lasioglossum tegulare Lasioglossum versatum

Sweat Bee Sweat Bee Sweat Bee

15-Apr 8-Apr 23-Apr

15-Apr 15-Nov 29-Nov

Lasioglossum viridatum (group) Sweat Bees Lasioglossum zophops Sphecodes Sphecodes coronus Sweat Bee Red-butt Sweat Bee 4-Apr 1-Apr 4-Apr 1-Apr Nest parasite on Lasioglossum species Nest parasite on Lasioglossum species

species (several) Red-butt Sweat Bee

COLLETIDAE Colletes Hylaeus inaequalis Plaster Bee 28-Apr 28-Apr 20-Oct

affinus/modestus Yellow-faced Bee 31-May

MEGACHILIDAE Anthidiellum Anthidium Africa Anthidium Coelioxys Hoplitis Hoplitis Hoplitis Hoplitis Megachile Megachile Megachile Megachile Megachile Osmia notatum Leaf-cutting Bee 10-Aug 26-Jul 10-Aug 1-Sep Introduced from Europe and North

manicatum Wool Carder Bee

oblongatum Leaf-cutting Bee

10-Aug

10-Aug 11-Oct 2-Jun 13-Jul 11-Oct 25-May 2-Oct 16-Sep 3-Sep 11-Aug 13-Jul 16-Apr

Introduced from Europe or Near East Nest parasite on Megachile species

porterae Sharp-pointed Leaf-cutting Bee 11-Oct pilosifrons producta simplex spoliata brevis mendica montivaga rotundata Leaf-cutting Bee Leaf-cutting Bee Leaf-cutting Bee Leaf-cutting Bee Leaf-cutting Bee Leaf-cutting Bee Leaf-cutting Bee Leaf-cutting Bee 8-May 25-May 8-May 25-May 2-Oct 10-Aug 9-Aug 11-Aug 9-Jul 15-Apr

A rare bee

Introduced for Alfalfa from Eurasia Introduced species from East Asia

sculpturalis Giant Resin Bee albiventris Mason Bee