Taxonomy

Andrena (Leucandrena) barbilabris

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Near Threatened

Species Biology

Identification


  • 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

Habitat

Associated with sandy areas, in Ireland more commonly known from coastal than inland sites.

Flight period

March-August

Nesting biology

Ground nesting (dry/sandy soil)

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Acer, Heracleum, Anthriscus, Aegopodium, Chaerophyllum, Ilex, Taraxacum, Crepis, Hypochoeris, Brassica, Sinapis, Jasione, Cornus, Quercus, Ligustrum, Ranunculus, Potentilla, Prunus, Crataegus, Rosa, Salix, Veronica

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

All of Europe, North America

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2019

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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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