- Medium sized solitary species (11-13mm)
- Thorax of female with reddish-ginger hairs, paler in the male
- Both males and females with thin bands of white hair on the abdomen
- Males smaller than females, with white hairs on face
Associated with sandy areas, in Ireland more commonly known from coastal than inland sites.
Ground nesting (dry/sandy soil)
Polylectic - Acer, Heracleum, Anthriscus, Aegopodium, Chaerophyllum, Ilex, Taraxacum, Crepis, Hypochoeris, Brassica, Sinapis, Jasione, Cornus, Quercus, Ligustrum, Ranunculus, Potentilla, Prunus, Crataegus, Rosa, Salix, Veronica
All of Europe, North America
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2019
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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.