Taxonomy

Andrena (Andrena) fucata

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Near Threatened

Species Biology

Identification


  • 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

Habitat

Known from a range of habitat types including gardens.

Flight period

April-August

Nesting biology

Ground nesting (sandy/lime soil)

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Brassica, Sinapis, Barbarea, Helianthemum, Ranunculus, Rubus, Rosa, Potentilla, Veronica

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Western Europe to south-west Spain, central- and northern-Europe, up to 2000m in the Alps

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2019

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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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