- Medium sized solitary species (9-11mm)
- Abdomen red, yellow and black.
- Abdomen with wide yellow side spots
Rare. Most currently known populations are from woodlands.
Cleptoparasite. Breeds in nests of Andrena wilkella
Polylectic - Salix, Rubus, Fragaria, Vaccinium, Rhamnus, Melilotus, Veronica, Jasione, Taraxacum
North and Central 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.