Taxonomy

Andrena (Micrandrena) semilaevis

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

VULNERABLE

Species Biology

Identification

  • Small sized solitary species (7-9mm)
  • Thorax black with few hairs
  • Abdomen black with few hairs
  • Males generally smaller than females, with hairier faces

Habitat

Not common or known to be associated with a particular habitat type

Flight period

May-September

Nesting biology

Ground nesting (sandy/lime soils)

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Anthriscus, Aegopodium, Taraxacum, Veronica

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Central and eastern Europe, northwards to 65ºN, in parts of southern Europe

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.