No Common Name Osmia taurus Smith, 1873Non-native  

Status:

"Accidentally introduced in North America (or possibly naturally colonized)" (Scarpulla, 2013).

Description:

Nests are categorized as hollow or pithy stems, and social behavior is categorized as solitary to communal (Selfridge et al., 2017).

There are 30 records in the project database.

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A male Osmia taurus in Catoctin Mountain Park, Frederick Co., Maryland (4/10/2012). Introduced to the eastern U.S. from east Asia by at least 2000 and rapidly spreading. Now found throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

An Osmia taurus in Prince George's Co., Maryland (3/29/2016). Determined by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

An Osmia taurus in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/28/2016). Verified by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Max Wilson. (MBP list)

Osmia taurus in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/1/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

An Osmia taurus in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (3/26/2016). Verified by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A male Osmia taurus in Baltimore City, Maryland (4/10/2008). Determined by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

An Osmia taurus in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (4/5/2018). Determined by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Lori Byrne. (MBP list)


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