Taxonomy

Andrena (Ptilandrena) angustior

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

VULNERABLE

Species Biology

Identification

  • Medium sized solitary species (10-12mm)
  • Thorax with dark brown hairs
  • Abdomen dark, rear legs of female with distinct yellow hairs
  • Males smaller than females, with hairier faces

Habitat

Infrequently found. Some association with sandy areas, both coastal and inland.

Flight period

May-June

Nesting biology

Ground nesting (damp, rich soil)

Flowers visited

Polylectic: Helianthus, Brassica, Stellaria, Ranunculus, Veronica

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Western Europe, and in some isolated areas of Central Europe

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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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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