Adults: A small to medium-sized bee, these cuckoos are around 1cm in length. They possess large heads with larch compound eyes. The thorax is broad, and the abdomen stout and narrowing to a point. A thin white-silver or yellowish-brown bands of short hairs separate each abdominal segment, with long hairs on the lateral areas of the thorax. They possess a pair of pointy protrusions on the upper thorax, separated by a thin horizontal tuft of short hair.
Larvae and Eggs: These reside in the burrows of other bees. They emerge as fully grown, mature cuckoo bees!