Andrena (Hoplandrena) scotica
- 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.
Ground nesting (various soils)
Polylectic - Acer, Heracleum, Aegopodium, Chaerophyllum, Ilex, Taraxacum, Brassica, Sinapis, Cornus, Quercus, Ranunculus, Prunus, Crataegus, Rosa, Rubus, Salix
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). http://www.npws.ie/publications/red-lists
Flowers visited & World distribution: Westrich, P. (1989) Die Wildbienen Baden-Württembergs. Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart, Germany.