Taxonomy

Andrena stragulata

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Data deficient - has not been recorded since 1977 (status unclear). Now regarded as A, rosae

Species Biology

Identification


  • Spring records of Andrena rosae were recognized to be those of A. stragulata, but this has been retracted again.
  • Large sized solitary species (13-15mm)
  • Thorax black
  • Abdomen of female red and black
  • Males generally smaller than females, with hairier faces

Habitat

Previous A. strangulata locations (now A. rosae)  are both in Co. Carlow, where it was last recorded in 1977. Habitat associations unknown.

Flight period

March-September

Nesting biology

Ground nesting

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Anthriscus, Daucus, Heracleum, Aegopodium, Eryngium

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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References

Publications

Conservation status: FitzPatrick Ú., Murray T.E., Byrne A., Paxton R.J., Brown M.J.F. (2006) Regional Red List of Irish Bees, Publ. Rep. to National Parks and Wildlife Service (Ireland) and Environment and Heritage Service (N. Ireland). http://www.npws.ie/publications/red-lists

Flowers visited & World distribution: Westrich, P. (1989) Die Wildbienen Baden-Württembergs. Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart, Germany.