Taxonomy

Andrena (Cnemidandrena) fuscipes

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

VULNERABLE

Species Biology

Identification


  • 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

Habitat

Associated with heaths & bog.

Flight period

Late species: August-September

Nesting biology

Ground nesting (sandy/dry soil)

Flowers visited

Feeds only on heathers - Calluna, Erica

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Europe, between 42ºN and 63ºN

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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