- 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
Associated with woodlands but found in other habitats where Willow is present (e.g. coastal sites with Salix repens).
Early species: March-June
Ground nesting (dry/sandy dark soil)
Feeds only on Willow
Europe, between 45ºN and 70ºN
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021
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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.