- Medium sized solitary species (9-11mm)
- Spring flight period, March - June
- Thorax with dull brown hairs
- Females with bands of pale hair on the abdomen
- Males generally smaller than females, abdomen much less hairy
Not common. Found in rural locations where Willow is present rather than associated with a particular habitat type.
Ground nesting (sandy/loess soils)
Feeds only on Willow
Europe, between 40ºN and 62ºN, up to 2000m in the Swiss Alps
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2019
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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.