- Small sized solitary species (6-7mm)
- Black with a shiny abdomen and orange-brown legs
- Males are generally smaller and have a slightly more elongate abdomen
- Can be confused with L. nitidiusculum, L. villosulum, L. rufitarse, L. fratellum, L. lativentre
More common in sandy localities but habitat associations unclear.
Polylectic - Tanacetum, Achillea, Taraxacum, Hieracium, Vaccinium, Lotus, Trifolium, Allium, Ranunculus, Potentilla, Rubus, Veronica
West-palaearctic distribution, from Ireland to the Urals, from Morocco to eastern Iran, northwards to southern-Sweden
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2019
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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.