- Medium sized solitary species (7-9mm)
- Black with a shiny abdomen and orange-brown legs
- Males are generally smaller and have a more elongate abdomen
- Can be confused with L. punctatissimum, L. villosulum, L. rufitarse, L. lativentre, L. nitidiusculum
Common and found in a range of habitats
From Ireland to the Carpathian mountains, in Central-Europe up to northern Finland, in mountainous regions of southern Europe
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.