Data deficient - has not been recorded since 1977 (status unclear)
- Large sized solitary species (14-16mm)
- Long flight period: April - August (two generations per year)
- Thorax black
- Abdomen black
- Males generally smaller than females
Not recorded since 1977. Habitat associations unknown.
Ground nesting (sandy soil)
Polylectic - Aegopodium, Heracleum, Eryngium, Centaurea, Cirsium, Brassica, Sinapis, Barbarea, Trifolium, Melilotus, Salvia, Allium, Fragaria, Rubus, Crataegus
Almost all of Europe, northwards to 63ºN
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020
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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.