Taxonomy

Andrena (Euandrena) bicolor | Gwynne's Mining Bee

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Least Concern

Species Biology

Identification


  • Small-medium sized solitary species (9-12mm)
  • Long flight period: March - September (two generations per year)
  • Thorax of female with dark brown/ginger hairs
  • Abdomen dark, hind legs with pale hairs. Females look like they have orange leg-warmers on their hind tibia
  • Males smaller than females, with hairier faces

Habitat

Common and found in a range of habitats, including parks and gardens.

Flight period

March-September

Nesting biology

Ground nesting (various soils)

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Tussilago, Taraxacum, Crepis, Leontodon, Hypochoeris, Pulmonaria, Sinapis, Brassica, Campanula, Lychnis, Convolvulus, Bryonia, Germanium, Hypericum, Scilla, Primula, Ranunculus, Potentilla, Prunus

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Europe, up to 60ºN and up to 2100m and 1800m in the Austrian and Swiss Alps, respectively.

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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