Taxonomy

Andrena (Margandrena) marginata

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Species Biology

Identification


  • Medium sized solitary species (10-12mm)
  • Summer flight period: August - September
  • Abdomen of female with red markings, abdomen of male black
  • Males generally smaller than females, with a cream/white face (clypeus)

Habitat

Rare. Associated with calcareous grasslands.

Flight period

August-September

Nesting biology

Ground nesting

Flowers visited

Feeds only on - Scabiosa, Succisa, Knautia

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

South and Central Europe, northwards to 64ºN

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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