- Small solitary species (5-9mm)
- Abdomen is predominantly red and black striped, but can have patches of yellow at the sides
Known from a range of habitat types
Cleptoparasite. Breeds in nests of Andrena minutula, A. subopaca, A. semilaevis
Polylectic - Salix, Potentilla, Fragaria, Tussilago, Bellis, Euphorbia, Veronica, Daucus, Anthriscus
All of Europe
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.