Taxonomy

Andrena (Hoplandrena) scotica

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Least Concern

Species Biology

Identification

  • 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

Habitat

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

Flight period

March-August

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

Distribution

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 2020

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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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