- Small-medium sized solitary species (7-8mm)
- Black with a shiny abdomen and brownish legs
- Males are generally smaller and have a slightly more elongate abdomen
- Can be confused with L. nitidiusculum, L. villosulum, L. punctatissimum, L. fratellum, L. lativentre
Rare. Habitat associations unclear
Polylectic - Hieracium, Vaccinium, Ranunculus, Rubus
Holartic distribution; in the Palaearctic from Ireland to Siberia, south to the Pyrenees, north to northern-Finland
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.