Taxonomy

Andrena (Micrandrena) subopaca

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Least Concern

Species Biology

Identification

  • Small sized solitary species (7-9mm)
  • Long flight period: April - September (two generations per year)
  • Thorax black with few hairs
  • Abdomen black with few hairs
  • Males generally smaller than females, with hairier faces

Habitat

Found in a range of habitats but most strongly associated with woodlands.

Flight period

April-September

Nesting biology

Ground nesting (various soils)

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Stellaria, Potentilla, Rosa, Fragaria, Rubus, Veronica

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Europe, between 40ºN and 67ºN, up to 1600m in the Swiss Alps

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2022

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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.