Taxonomy

Andrena (Andrena) clarkella

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Least Concern

Species Biology

Identification


  • Large sized solitary species (13-15mm)
  • Early spring flight period, March - June
  • Thorax with light brown/ginger hairs
  • Females with orange hind tibia and abdomen with dark hairs
  • Males smaller than females, with hairier faces

Habitat

Associated with woodlands but found in other habitats where Willow is present (e.g. coastal sites with Salix repens).

Flight period

Early species: March-June

Nesting biology

Ground nesting (dry/sandy dark soil)

Flowers visited

Feeds only on Willow

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Europe, between 45ºN and 70ºN

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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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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