Scientific Name: Melissodes sp.
Size: Small – Medium, 7 – 18 mm (0.3 – 0.7 in)*
Nest Lining: Wax-like substance
Active: Mid-summer – fall*
Color and Appearance: Robust and hairy, often with pail bands on abdomen in the middle of the abdominal segments. Males: Long antennae*
Pollen Collection: Long scopae on hind legs*
Flight Distance: ~ 2 miles, 3.2 km*
*From Heather Holm, Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants. Minetonka: Pollination Press, LLC, 2014., p. 266.