Andrena (Euandrena) bicolor | Gwynne's Mining Bee
- 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
Common and found in a range of habitats, including parks and gardens.
Ground nesting (various soils)
Polylectic - Tussilago, Taraxacum, Crepis, Leontodon, Hypochoeris, Pulmonaria, Sinapis, Brassica, Campanula, Lychnis, Convolvulus, Bryonia, Germanium, Hypericum, Scilla, Primula, Ranunculus, Potentilla, Prunus
Europe, up to 60ºN and up to 2100m and 1800m in the Austrian and Swiss Alps, respectively.
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021
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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.