Taxonomy

Andrena (Andrena) lapponica

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Least Concern

Species Biology

Identification


  • Medium-large sized solitary species (12-14mm)
  • Spring flight period, April - July
  • Females with ginger thorax and dark hairs on the face
  • Males generally smaller than females

Habitat

Local. Most often associated with woodland, bog, and dry heath.

Flight period

April-July

Nesting biology

Ground nesting (sandy soil)

Flowers visited

Feeds on the flowers of Bilberry, usually Vaccinium myrtillus

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

North and Central Europe, between 43ºN and 70ºN, up to 2000-2100m in the Swiss and Austrian Alps

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2022

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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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