Solitary Ground/Cavity Nesting Bees

Category: Stinging

Scientific Name: Ptilothrix


Color: Light brown

Size: 1/8 to 3/4 an inch

Region: Found throughout the United States

Important Considerations:

  • These bees are solitary and not social
  • They usually nest in the ground or natural cavities.
  • These bees can become nuisances when they nest in large numbers near structures or when they sting humans.

Where to Find Them on Your Property?

Nests are often found in bare areas of ground near foundations or in yards.