Colletes (Colletes) floralis | Northern Colletes
- Medium sized solitary species (8-12mm)
- Thorax with ginger hairs (fade with age)
- Both males and females with bands of white hair on the abdomen
- Males generally smaller than females, with hairier faces
- Could be confused with C. daviesanus or C. similis
- Ireland holds a significant proportion of the world's population of this declining species
Restricted to sand dunes
Ground nesting (sandy soil)
Polylectic - Daucus, Crepis, Leontodon, Senecio, Trifolium, Ranunculus, Bellis, Thymus, Jasione, Sedum, Potentilla, Rubus, Lotus, Hypochaeris, Erica, Heracleum, Angelica, Sedum, Eryngium
Mainly coasts and mountains of Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, south Finland; and the Urals, Pyrenees, Alps and Caucasus mountains
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021
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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.