They’re large and bulky like bumblebees, but are more similar to honeybees in their coloring. Compared to honeybees, they have rounder faces and longer antennae.
The females of this species are similar in appearance to bumblebees but smaller. They are black and furry with orange hairs on their hind legs.
The females are the same size as honeybees. They have a shiny black abdominal area that can appear blue in some lights. The males are smaller and have less easily recognizable markings than the females.
Female tawny mining bees are similar in size to honeybees. They have thick, reddish-orange hair on their thoraxes. Male tawny mining bees are thinner and smaller than their female counterparts.
Ivy bees belong to the family Colletidae and are known as a type of plasterer bee or cellophane bee due to the way they line their nests. They’re slightly bigger than honeybees and have ginger-colored thorax regions.