Sea Aster Cellophane Bee

  • Name: Colletes halophilus
  • Rank: species
  • Parent ID: 127741
  • Colletes halophilus, the sea aster mining bee, is a rare species of mining bee from the family Colletidae which is found around the margins of saltmarsh and other coastal habitats in south-eastern England and north-western Europe. It is threatened by rising sea levels and human development which reduce its food plant sea aster (Aster tripolium) and destroy its nesting areas.

    ID: 433480