- Medium sized solitary species (11-13mm)
- Thorax with brown/ginger hair
- Both males and females with thin bands of white hair on the abdomen
- Males generally smaller than females
Known from a range of habitat types including gardens.
Ground nesting (sandy/lime soil)
Polylectic - Brassica, Sinapis, Barbarea, Helianthemum, Ranunculus, Rubus, Rosa, Potentilla, Veronica
Western Europe to south-west Spain, central- and northern-Europe, up to 2000m in the Alps
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020
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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.