Taxonomy

Andrena (Trachandrena) haemorrhoa | Early Mining Bee

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Least Concern

Species Biology

Identification


  • Medium sized solitary species (11-13mm)
  • Long flight period: March - August
  • Thorax with orange hairs
  • Females are distinctive as the tip of abdomen has red hairs
  • Males generally smaller than females, and not as distinctive

Habitat

Common and found in a range of habitats, including parks and gardens.

Flight period

March-August

Nesting biology

Ground nesting (sandy/lime soil)

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Acer, Anthriscus, Heracleum, Aegopodium, Chaerophyllum, Ilex, Bellis, Taraxacum, Alnus, Brassica, Cardamine, Alyssum, Barbarea, Sinapis, Stellaria, Cornus, Quercus, Ribes, Ranunculus, Reseda, Potentilla

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

All of Europe, up to 1600m in the Swiss Alps

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2018

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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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