Taxonomy

Andrena (Andrena) apicata

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Data Deficient - possibly under recorded

Species Biology

Identification


  • Large sized solitary species (13-15mm)
  • Spring flight period, March - May
  • Thorax with light brown hairs
  • Abdomen generally dark, rear legs of female with pale hairs
  • Males smaller than females, with pale hairs on face

Habitat

Rural areas where Willow is present

Flight period

Very early species: March-May

Nesting biology

Ground nesting (light soil)

Flowers visited

Feeds only on Willow

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Europe, between 40ºN and 57ºN, eastwards to the Caucasus

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.

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