- 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
Infrequently found. Some association with sandy areas, both coastal and inland.
Ground nesting (damp, rich soil)
Polylectic: Helianthus, Brassica, Stellaria, Ranunculus, Veronica
Western Europe, and in some isolated areas of Central Europe
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.