Taxonomy

Colletes (Colletes) succinctus

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Least concern

Species Biology

Identification

  • Medium sized solitary species, but largest Colletes species in Ireland (10-13mm)
  • Thorax with ginger hairs (fade with age)
  • Both males and females with prominent bands of white hair on the abdomen
  • Males generally smaller than females, with hairier faces

Habitat

Strongly associated with bog, heath and heathy woodland.

Flight period

June-September

Nesting biology

Ground nesting (sandy/lime soil)

Flowers visited

Oligolectic, associated with the flowers of heaths, especially Calluna and Erica

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

South and Central Europe, Britain, Ireland, northwards to Sweden and Finland

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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