- Medium sized solitary species (9-12mm)
- Females are distinctive. They have ginger hairs on thorax, obvious white hair bands on the abdomen and orange hind legs
- Males are less distinctive. They are smaller and have hairier faces and a more elongate abdomen
- Very common
Common and found in a wide range of habitats, including parks and gardens.
Ground nesting. Often nests in large aggregations.
Polylectic - Senecio, Leucanthemum, Tanacetum, Cirsium, Centaurea, Taraxacum, Hieracium, Leontodon, Sonchus, Hypochoeris, Brassica, Sinapis, Jasione, Succisa, Melilotus, Trifolium, Geranium, Ranunculus, Rubus, Potentilla, Malus, Pyrus, Salix
Holartic distribution, up to 68ºN
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2022
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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.