- Very small species (4-6mm)
- Abdomen with black and red stripes
- Could be confused with Sphecodes species
- Has not been recorded in Ireland since 1902
Regionally extinct, not recorded in Ireland since 1902
Cleptoparasite. Breeds in nests of Lasioglossum nitidusculum
Polylectic - Stellaria, Bellis, Veronica
South and Central-Europe, including Britain and Ireland
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.