- Medium sized solitary species (7-9mm)
- 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. punctatissimum, L. villosulum, L. rufitarse, L. fratellum, L. nitidiusculum
Rare. Habitat associations unknown.
April - September
Polylectic - Tussilago, Taraxacum, Trifolium, Lotus, Plantago, Ranunculus
West palaearctic distribution, from Ireland and Spain to Bulgaria, northwards to 55ºN
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.