- Small sized solitary species (6-8mm)
- Females have a shiny abdomen with thin white hair bands and dull orange/brown hind legs
- Males are smaller and have a more elongate abdomen
- Can be confused with the smaller Lasioglossum species
Known from a range of habitat types
Polylectic - Leucanthemum, Bellis, Tanacetum, Cirsium, Centaurea, Taraxacum, Leontodon, Hieracium, Hypochoeris, Sonchus, Brassica, Sinapis, Campanula, Jasione, Stellaria, Lychnis, Convolvulus, Trifolium
Palaearctic distribution, from Ireland to Bashkiria, in Europe up to 67ºN, south to the Pyrenees and northern Greece
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020
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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.