Taxonomy

Andrena (Micrandrena) minutula

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Least Concern

Species Biology

Identification


  • 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

Habitat

Common and found in a range of habitats, including parks and gardens.

Flight period

March-September

Nesting biology

Ground nesting (sandy/lime soil)

Flowers visited

Polylectic: Acer, Anthriscus, Heracleum, Aegopodium, Angelica, Tussilago, Achillea, Taraxacum, Crepis, Brassica, Sinapis, Stellaria, Sedum, Origanum, Ranunculus, Potentilla, Malus, Prunus, Fragaria, Rubus

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Almost all of Europe, northwards to 60ºN

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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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.