Andrena (Trachandrena) haemorrhoa | Early Mining Bee

Pre 2017

2017 - 2020


Conservation status

Least Concern

Species Biology


  • 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


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

Flight period


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


World distribution(GBIF)

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

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2023

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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).

Flowers visited & World distribution: Westrich, P. (1989) Die Wildbienen Baden-Württembergs. Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart, Germany.