Scientific Name: Ceratina sp.
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.