- 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
Recorded form a range of habitats including gardens, but most strongly associated with unimproved grasslands.
Ground nesting (various soils)
Polylectic - Onobrychis, Vicia, Trifolium, Melilotus, Medicago, Lotus, Ononis, Ulex, Cytisus
Europe, northwards to 63ºN
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.