Regularly Occurring Bee Species Found in the Washington D.C. Region
Compiled by Sam Droege (301) 497-5840 Contact E-mail The 84 species listed in the table below are the most commonly detected species in the Washington D.C. Region. The urban column indicates the common inhabitants of human lawns and gardens. Note that any dwelling adjacent to a natural area may readily pick-up any the other species of the list. The abundant column indicates species that have a high probability of being detected in any open habitat. The non-native column indicates those species originally from Europe or Asia.
The genus Andrena has not been summarized here as we are still compiling an accurate list of species for the region. This genus also include many specialists who are common, but only found associated with certain blooming plants.
Name Urban Abundant Non-Native Agapostemon sericeus