Data deficient - poorly recorded
- Small solitary species (5-7mm)
- Shiny bee that has a faint metallic green colour and brownish legs
- Males are generally smaller and have a more elongate abdomen
- Can be confused with L. leucopus or L. cupromicans
Not common. Habitat associations unclear
Atlanto-Mediterranean distribution, from the Azores to Western Germany, from Morocco to Ireland and southern England
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.