Small Carpenter Bee

Scientific Name: Ceratina sp.

Family: Apidae

Native Range:

Size: Small – Medium, 3 – 15 mm (0.1 – 0.6 in)*

Nest: Pithy stems, wood; Vertical or angled nest orientation*

Nest Materials: Pith and saliva*

Active: Early spring – summer*

Color and Appearance: Blue, black, green, metallic; Cylindrical abdomen, sparsely haired, shiny, often white (or yellow) patch on face*

Pollen Collection: Scopae on hind legs*

Flight Distance: ~ 200 yds, 180m*

*From Heather Holm, Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants. Minetonka: Pollination Press, LLC, 2014., p. 267.

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