- 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)
Not common. Found in a range of habitats including heath, bog, grassland and woodland.
Ground nesting (shady, sandy soil)
Polylectic - Angelica, Heracleum, Daucus, Centaurea, Cirsium, Crepis, Leontodon, Campanula, Jasione, Salvia, Potentilla, Euphrasia
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2019
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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.