- Small sized solitary species (7-9mm)
- Long flight period, March - September (two generations per year)
- Thorax black with few hairs
- Abdomen black with few hairs
- Males generally smaller than females, with hairier faces
Common and found in a range of habitats, including parks and gardens.
Ground nesting (sandy/lime soil)
Polylectic: Acer, Anthriscus, Heracleum, Aegopodium, Angelica, Tussilago, Achillea, Taraxacum, Crepis, Brassica, Sinapis, Stellaria, Sedum, Origanum, Ranunculus, Potentilla, Malus, Prunus, Fragaria, Rubus
Almost all of Europe, northwards to 60ºN
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021
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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.