Taxonomy

Andrena (Taeniandrena) wilkella

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Data deficient 

Species Biology

Identification

  • Large sized solitary species (13-15mm)
  • Thorax with dull brown hairs
  • Females with orange hind tibia and abdomen bald except for small white hair bands. Tail hairs golden
  • Males generally smaller than females, with hairier faces

Habitat

Recorded form a range of habitats including gardens, but most strongly associated with unimproved grasslands.

Flight period

May-August

Nesting biology

Ground nesting (various soils)

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Onobrychis, Vicia, Trifolium, Melilotus, Medicago, Lotus, Ononis, Ulex, Cytisus

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Europe, northwards to 63ºN

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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