Driftless Prairies: Native Habitat Restoration

Nature inspires awe!

Hymenoptera – Bees

There are about 19,000 named bees in the world. Sadly, there is very little known about bees, except for the honey bee and the common bumble bee.

Andrenidae (Mining Bees)
Andrena (Melandrena) carlini or regularis
Andrena wilkella

Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumblebees, and Honey Bees)
Apis mellifera – Honey Bee
Bombus fervidus – Golden Northern Bumble Bee
Bombus griseocollis – Brown-belted Bumble Bee
Bombus impatiens – Common Eastern Bumblebee
Eucera hamata
Melissodes agilis
– Agile Long-horned Bee
Melissodes sp
Nomada ruficornis species group – Cuckoo Bee
Xylocopa virginica – Eastern Carpenter Bee

Halictidae (Sweat Bees)
Augochlora pura – Green Metallic Bee
Halictus ligatus
Lasioglossum (Dialictus) sp