- Large sized solitary species (13-16mm)
- Long flight period: April- August (two generations per year)
- Thorax with brown hairs
- Abdomen of female with pale bands of hair and black hairs at its tip, and with rear legs clothed in brown/ginger hairs
- Males generally smaller than females, with hairier faces
Not common. Known from various habitats including parks and gardens.
Polylectic - Anthriscus, Heracleum, Chaerophylium, Ilex, Taraxacum, Crepis, Brassica, Sinapis, Stellaria, Helianthemum, Vaccinium, Trifolium, Ranunculus, Rubus, Crataegus, Salix
Almost all of Europe, northwards to 60ºN
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.