- Small solitary species (5-7mm)
- Small, black, shiny bee
- Males have black mandibles and long hairs on their face
- The underside of the antennal flagellum is orange in this species
- Can be confused with all other Hylaeus species
Rare. Known from a range of habitats but most commonly associated with coastal sites.
Stem/cavity nesting (Rubus, wood, sandy banks, dry walls)
Polylectic - Aegopodium, Daucus, Cirsium, Achillea, Tanacetum, Sinapis, Sisymbrium, Jasione, Sedum, Reseda, Rubus, Potentilla
North and Central Europe, northwards to Finland, up to 1800m in the Alps
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.