Andrena (Hoplandrena) scotica



Conservation status

Least Concern

Species Biology


  • The name of this species was recently updated to Andrena carantonica but has now been changed back again to Andrena scotica
  • Large sized solitary species (13-16mm)
  • Long flight period: March - August
  • Thorax with dull brown hairs
  • Abdomen of both males and females generally dull
  • Females: underside of hind tibia with white up-swept hairs
  • Males generally smaller than females


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

Flight period


Nesting biology

Ground nesting (various soils)

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Acer, Heracleum, Aegopodium, Chaerophyllum, Ilex, Taraxacum, Brassica, Sinapis, Cornus, Quercus, Ranunculus, Prunus, Crataegus, Rosa, Rubus, Salix


World distribution(GBIF)

North and Central Europe, between 41ºN and 62ºN, up to 1000m in the Swiss Alps

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2023

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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).

Flowers visited & World distribution: Westrich, P. (1989) Die Wildbienen Baden-Württembergs. Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart, Germany.