- Medium sized solitary species (9-11mm)
- Late summer flight period: August - September
- Thorax with brown hairs
- Both males and females with bands of white hair on the abdomen
- Males generally smaller than females
Associated with heaths & bog.
Late species: August-September
Ground nesting (sandy/dry soil)
Feeds only on heathers - Calluna, Erica
Europe, between 42ºN and 63ºN
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.