Taxonomy

Andrena (Oreomelissa) coitana

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

VULNERABLE

Species Biology

Identification


  • Medium sized solitary species (8-12mm)
  • Thorax generally very sparsely hairy
  • Both males and females with thin bands of pale hair on the abdomen, often worn away
  • Males generally smaller than females, and have a cream coloured face (clypeus)

Habitat

Not common. Found in a range of habitats including heath, bog, grassland and woodland.

Flight period

June-August

Nesting biology

Ground nesting (shady, sandy soil)

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Angelica, Heracleum, Daucus, Centaurea, Cirsium, Crepis, Leontodon, Campanula, Jasione, Salvia, Potentilla, Euphrasia

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Europe, between 43ºN and 65ºN, up to 2000m in the Austrian Alps

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.

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