ENDANGERED (recent efforts show it to be under-recorded, likely to be downgraded in next assessment)
- Medium-large sized solitary species (9-13mm)
- Yellow spots on the thorax where the wings attach
- Abdomen with black and yellow stripes - the second yellow band is entire (not broken in the centre)
- Orange-brown legs
- Males are slightly smaller
- Can be confused with N. marshamella (in this species the second yellow band on the abdomen in broken)
Found in a range of habitat types
Cleptoparasite. Breeds in nests of Andrena nigroaenea, A. cineraria
Polylectic - Salix, Taraxacum, Brassica, Vaccinium
All of 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.