Reprinted with permission from: Mitchell, T.B. 1960 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 141.
FEMALE Length 11 mm.; eyes convergent below; length of malar space about one-fifth its breadth: facial foveae subtriangular, rather broad, curved slightly toward lateral ocellus above and terminating about midway between orelIu and eye; antennae dark, length and breadth nt segments subequal; lateral angles of pronotuin slightly produced to form very short, sharp spines; metapleural protuberance not carinate; legs dark, coxal spines lacking, hind basitarsi about three times longer than broad; spurs pale ferruginous; scutum and scutellum shining, punctures deep and distinct, rather close and fine on anterior portion of scutum, becoming sparse posteriorly, much more coarse on scutellum, well separated but not sparse except for the impunctate anterior border; pleura dull, coarsely rugoso-punctate anteriorly and laterally, more shining, with deep, well separated punctures below: lateral faces of propodeum shining, but finely striate, dorsal face divided into a series of shining pits by short parallel striae; tegulae reddish-piceous; wings lightly infuscated, veins and stigma piceous to ferruginous; pubescence of head and thorax entirely pale ochraceous to whitish, abdomen white fasciate, discs of terga with very short, thin, subappressed, dark pubescence, but basal segment with some long, thin, erect, white hairs, basal abdominal tergum shining, finely and quite closely punctate toward apical margin, punctures becoming very sparse and minute basally, following segments more closely and minutely punctate, apical margins only very slightly depressed, very narrowly hyaline, with dense, entire, white fasciae, that on 1st tergum subinterrupted medially; apical sternum with
pair of lateral ridges.
MALE—Length 10 mm.; eyes convergent below; length of malar space about one-third its breadth; antennae reddish-piceous, segments fully twice as long as broad, basal segment of flagellum darker, very short, sub- equal to pedicel; clypeus closely and rather finely punctate beneath beard; lateral angles of pronotum slightly produced to form very short, sharp spines; metapleural protuberance not carinate; scutum and scutellum shining, punctures deep and distinct, rather close on scutum laterally, well separated over most of disc, becoming sparse posteriorly, those on scutellum very much more coarse except for some smaller pits along the shining anterior border; pleura coarsely rugoso-punetate anteriorly and above, more shining and distinctly punctate below; lateral faces of pleura shining, with some irregular rugosities posteriorly, dorsal area divided into a series of shining pits by the short parallel striae; tegulae piceous; legs dark, tarsi somewhat reddened, basitarsi slender, spurs yellowish; abdominal terga shining, minutely punctate, punctures sparse on 1st tergum basally, becoming close apically and on the following segments; apical margins slightly depressed toward sides, narrowly redish-hyaline, with entire, dense, white fasciae, that on 1st segment thin or interrupted medially, discs of 2nd and following segments with very short subappressed dark pubescence.
DISTRIBUTION—Florida to New Jersey, New York and Michigan; mid-April to mid-July.
FLOWER RECORD S—Batodendron and Ilex glabra.