This megachilid bee is widespread in Eastern North America and is an effective pollinator of blueberry. It has been evaluated for commercial use and is occasionally used as a managed blueberry pollinator. (Drummond and Stubbs, 1997)
Females are solitary and nest above ground, in raspberry or blackberry cane, or in burrows in wood previously dug by other insects. (They take well to artificial wooden nesting blocks with holes drilled in them.) They seal their nests with plant fiber which they chew to a pulp. (UMaine Extension No. 2420)
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