- Medium-large sized solitary species (9-13mm)
- Abdomen with black, yellow and red stripes
- Can be confused with N. leucophthalma, N. ruficornis
Majority of known records are from woodland or dry heath sites.
Cleptoparasite. Breeds in nests of Andrena fucata, A. fulva, A. lapponica
Polylectic - Salix, Berberis, Ribes, Fragaria, Petasites, Tussilago, Taraxacum, Vaccinium
North, West, and Central Europe
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020
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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.