Hymenoptera of North Carolina
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Habropoda laboriosa (Fabricius, 1804) - Blueberry Digger Bee


Caption
Taxonomy
Family: Apidae Subfamily: ApinaeTribe: AnthophoriniChecklist Number: 1494.00                                                                                  
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Carril and Wilson (2021)Online Photographs: BugGuide, Discover Life, GBIF
                                                                                 
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Flight Comments:
Habitats and Life History
Habitats:
Larval Host Plants: Oligolectic, showing a strong preference for Vaccinium but also visiting Gelsemium, Cercis, and several other species (Cane and Payne, 1988).
Observation Methods:
See also Habitat Account for General Upland Heath Thickets
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S4S5
State Protection:
Comments: Considered uncommon by Fowler and Droege (2020)

 Photo Gallery for Habropoda laboriosa - Blueberry Digger Bee

Photos: 2

Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2022-03-15
Durham Co.
White protruding frons. Male, seen nectaring on Black Highbush Blueberry growing along the edge of a bottomland forest but well up on the adjoining slope.

Comment:
Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2022-03-15
Durham Co.
White protruding frons. Male, seen nectaring on Black Highbush Blueberry growing along the edge of a bottomland forest but well up on the adjoining slope.

Comment: Male, nectaring on Vaccinium fuscatum